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    Axceleon Acquires Turbolinux Clustering Division and Team
    Posted by Rob Graziotto (Tuesday November 05 2002 @ 02:39PM EST) [ ]
    November 5, 2002 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- Axceleon, the leader in high-performance clustering, announced today that it has acquired the highly regarded, and widely deployed EnFuzion clustering solution from Turbolinux.

    Axceleon’s EnFuzion software utilizes the combined power of networked computers to significantly reduce application execution time. EnFuzion works with all available computing hardware, including rack mounted servers, Blade servers, idle desktops, and dedicated servers.

    "Axceleon is extremely excited about the addition of EnFuzion," said Michael Duffy, President and CEO at Axceleon. "Not only have we acquired an amazing technology, but we have also gained a world class development team, which includes some of the world’s top experts in clustering and supercomputing."

    Currently, EnFuzion is deployed globally by a wide range of organizations; including banks, brokerage firms, the life sciences, video production studios, energy providers, government agencies, and universities. Clients include J.P. Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, CBS News, Electricite de France, International Monetary Fund, Indus Corporation and Yale University.

    Axceleon’s EnFuzion is based on a straightforward concept called parametric execution. Parametric execution is where the same application is executed several times with a different set of input parameters. Examples of parametric execution include what-if simulations, scenario analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations. Parametric executions can demand extensive compute resources, which can be satisfied only by concurrent job execution on a large number of computers. EnFuzion is optimized to efficiently manage and execute a high volume of parametric jobs on a large number of computers, thus delivering optimal acceleration and resource utilization. EnFuzion is easily integrated with existing hardware and software; therefore no additional investments are required in IT infrastructure.

    "Axceleon is revolutionizing the high-performance market by delivering an easy-to-use solution that does not require expensive investments in technology or specialized knowledge," said Rok Sosic, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Axceleon. "With EnFuzion, customers can significantly reduce application execution time at a very low cost."

    William Peterson, Industry Veteran and CEO at market consulting firm, Tactical Communications states, "EnFuzion is a world class clustering solution that offers a number of attractive features, most notably its ability to seamlessly integrate into existing IT architectures. EnFuzion is a true and tested technology, illustrated by its dynamic user base around the world."

    EnFuzion Features:

    Major EnFuzion features include:
    * Optimized for parametric execution -- executing same application many times with a different set of input parameters
    * Transparent load balancing, resource sharing, and fault tolerance
    * Offers high performance, delivering high throughput of up to 1,000,000 jobs per minute and latencies as low as 0.01s per job
    * Provides a wide range of integration options, including applications integration without any modifications and a complete set of API calls
    * Supports clusters with up to 1000 nodes
    * Supports heterogeneous environments including Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms

    Pricing and Availability:

    EnFuzion is now available. To learn more about EnFuzion please contact Axceleon at (650) 234-8423 or send email to sales@axceleon.com.


    About Axceleon:

    Axceleon, with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Monterey, Calif. is revolutionizing the high-performance clustering market. Its EnFuzion software offers clients the ability to gain faster computing results with their existing heterogeneous hardware and software computing environments. Whether deployed on dedicated servers or idle desktops across an enterprise, EnFuzion(TM) reduces application execution time and delivers a tangible Return-on-Investment (ROI). To learn more about Axceleon please visit http://www.axceleon.com.

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