Rocketcalc Announces High Efficiency and Energy-
Wednesday February 16 2005 @ 02:34AM EST

Boston, MA, Feb. 15, 2005 -- Rocketcalc announced today the availability of Saturn HE and EE personal cluster appliances based on the low-power 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron� processors. Using eight AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture, the Saturn HE and EE personal cluster appliances provide eight Gbps total network bandwidth, and up to 64 GB total RAM. In a sleek, compact 12x14x23in enclosure running on a standard office power outlet, Saturn brings impressive clustered computing to the desktop of the high-performance computing (HPC) user.

Efficient and Productive
"Saturn expands our personal cluster line with AMD64 technology that exhibits superior performance/price ratios, power efficiencies, and ease-of-use," said Dr. Bryan Lewis, general manager at Rocketcalc." Our charter is to provide clustered systems for scientific users needing compact, quiet systems. Saturn is a logical addition to our product family."

"Rocketcalc decision to use the AMD Opteron processors in their newest Saturn products will enable their customers to benefit from increased performance and efficiency," said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD. "With Rocketcalc technical strengths and the emergence of users demanding personal computing clusters, Rocketcalc addresses another important segment for AMD within the HPC community."

Saturn combines the proven performance of the 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron processor based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture with Rocketcalc simple and secure web-based portal interface for cross-platform cluster monitoring, access and file-sharing. Saturn Unicluster� appliances are turn-key, ready-to-run GNU/Linux clusters with SUSE� Linux and a wide selection of available preconfigured popular HPC software. Their ease of use, compact size and quiet operation bring an unparalleled level of flexibility to high-performance computing in the office, classroom and lab.

Rocketcalc is currently accepting orders for the Saturn HE and EE personal cluster appliances powered by low power models of the AMD Opteron processor. For full specifications or ordering information, please visit http://www.rocketcalc.com. Contact Rocketcalc sales for information on custom configurations, availability, references and pricing.

About Rocketcalc
Rocketcalc is a leading provider of turnkey compact and easy-to-manage cluster computers and software for high-performance computing users. Applications of Rocketcalc clusters range from bioinformatics to wave modeling. Rocketcalc was founded by Bryan Lewis, Ph.D. and Sami Mkaddem, Ph.D. in 2001 in Kent, Ohio.

All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of Rocketcalc LLC or their respective owners. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Prices displayed in US dollars.

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