Appro Delivers HyperBlade Linux Clusters to Paradigm
Monday September 27 2004 @ 04:00PM EDT

Appro Clusters help provide information solutions to the Oil-and Gas Industry

Milpitas, CA - 09/27/2004 - Appro (, a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems announces the successful implementation of a Linux High-Performance Computing Solution for Paradigm™, located in Houston, TX.

Appro delivered four Appro HyperBlade Linux clusters consisting of 256-nodes/512 Intel Xeon™ processors followed by another cluster solution of 64-nodes/128 AMD Opteron processors. The five HyperBlade clusters were interconnected with Dual Gigabit Ethernet, managed by Appro BladeDome cluster management software running compute-intensive scientific applications.

The Appro HyperBlade clusters support Paradigm's Data Processing and Imaging Solutions consisting of GeoDepth®, Focus™, Probe™, Surveyor™ and EarthStudy™ 3D Illumination. These market-leading products provide the industry fully integrated time with depth processing systems for maximizing productivity and imaging accuracy. With Appro HyperBlade Clusters, Paradigm has a scalable solution that can support thousands of nodes to help provide information solutions to the leaders of the oil and gas industry worldwide.

"This win is based on high-performance computing clusters, scalability, investment protection and simplified administration. Appro delivers all that and reduces the complexity in deploying and managing integrated solutions while enabling customers to save significant time and money. Appro delivers outstanding solution integration and high quality services", said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro.

About Appro
Appro's headquarters is in Milpitas, CA. Appro has an R&D and manufacturing center in Asia and a sales and service office in Houston, Texas. APPRO enables a variety of network computing applications by developing powerful, scalable, and reliable clusters, servers, storage subsystems and high-end workstations for the high-performance computing (HPC), Internet computing and cluster market.

About Paradigm
Paradigm provides information solutions to the leaders of the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company has a global network of sales, services and user support, with 23 offices in 20 countries, serving all major oil and gas producing provinces in the world. Paradigm's advanced set of Software Solutions and Integrated Services for prospect generation and evaluation supports every stage in the oil and gas E&P process, from Data Processing and Imaging; through advanced Visualization, Interpretation and Earth Modeling; to Reservoir Characterization and Petrophysics; up to Petroleum Engineering, Well Planning and Drilling. These solutions are supported by the ?pos Data Management and Interoperability integration framework.

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