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    PR: Aspen Systems Becomes Premier Itanium2-based System Provider
    Friday February 07 2003 @ 12:01PM EST

    Aspen Systems is a leading source for Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor-based systems

    Wheat Ridge, CO, February 7, 2003 Aspen Systems, Inc., a world leader in the custom design, manufacturing and service of a wide array of Linux(R) based high-performance computing solutions, announced today that it has become a premier provider of systems based on the Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor.

    “The Itanium processor family brings the performance and volume economics of Intel Architecture to the most data-intensive, business-critical and technical computing applications,” said Mike Graf, product line manager for Intel’s Itanium processor family. “With the addition of Itanium 2-based systems to its product line, Aspen Systems is enabling customers to grow their businesses with a high performance computing platform while reducing the total cost of technology ownership.”

    Aspen Systems understands and delivers a level of expertise and a complete range of custom solutions that are among the best in the industry. This enables them to work with organizations such as Intel to develop custom solutions that are designed to work for the customer’s specific technical needs. “Working with Intel, a solution provider with proven technology, ensures Aspen Systems can integrate cutting-edge technology that is already found in our Beowulf clusters, into server solutions that offer high-performance computing technology for the most scientific, mission-critical and technical applications,” stated Steve Spring, CEO of Aspen Systems.

    Aspen Systems’ servers with the Itanium 2 processor will feature 3 MB and 1.5 MB of integrated L3 cache and 1 GHz and 900 MHz (only with 1.5 MB of integrated L3 cache) frequency speeds. Aspen Systems’ Itanium 2 servers will offer performance, flexibility and choice for evolving organizations through support of a wide range of operating systems and via a growing base of high performance computing applications. Review the table below for a list of Intel Itanium 2 processor features:

    Intel Itanium 2 Processor Features:

    - Available Speeds: 1 GHz, 900 MHz
    - Cache: Level 3: integrated 3 MB or 1.5 MB, Level 2: 256 KB, Level 1: 32 KB
    - Features: Based on EPIC architecture, Enhanced Machine Check Architecture (MCA) with extensive Error Correcting Code (ECC), Operating system support: Linux, Windows
    - System Bus: 400 MHz, 128-bit wide, 6.4 GB/s bandwidth

    Customized servers with the Intel Itanium 2 processor are now available from Aspen Systems with online benchmarking and software development. Visit Aspen Systems on the Internet at www.aspsys.com/itanium2 to review specific system details, configure a custom Itanium 2-based server solution for your specific technical needs and/or to request a quote from Aspen Systems’ team of experts.

    About Aspen Systems Aspen Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, has been serving the high-performance, technical computing community with expertise in custom computer hardware design, manufacturing and service for over 20 years. Their expertise includes a variety of high-performance technical computing disciplines with emphasis on serving the needs of advanced technical computing users and corporations that use the most demanding applications. Aspen Systems has built their reputation, as a leading provider of Beowulf clustering solutions by offering multiple configurations with a choice of processors and connectivity for specific performance needs. First class technical support and state-of-the-art products allows Aspen Systems to create and support the high-performance solutions that customers in the Weather Modeling, Financial Modeling, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Bio-tech, and Geophysical Research fields (among other compute-intensive parallel markets) demand. For more information about Aspen Systems, visit their website at www.aspsys.com.

    About Intel(R) Itanium(R) Processor Family The Intel(R) Itanium(R) processor family is a line of enterprise-class processors from Intel that is specifically designed for high-end enterprise and technical computing applications. The Itanium processor family enables a broad choice of reliable and scalable platforms and software for high-end servers and workstations at significantly lower costs and greater performance than proprietary offerings. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/itanium2

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    *Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


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