Milpitas, CA - 06/07/2004 - Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of
high-performance enterprise computing systems and AMD (NYSE: AMD) will be demonstrating
the Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solution and the 1U and 4U Quad AMD Opteron processor-based
servers at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), in San Diego, CA, booth number
Appro and AMD will demonstrate the HyperBlade Cluster featuring 80 blades with
160 AMD Opteron processors in a custom cabinet running on the Linux Red Hat
7.3 operating system. In addition, Appro will showcase the remote management
functions of the Appro BladeDome Remote Management Software and the cluster
"Large enterprises and service providers are already utilizing the high
reliability, outstanding flexibility and low total cost of ownership offered
by Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solutions running Linux. Once again, Appro HyperBlade
Clusters are proving to be the ideal platform for the High-Performance and enterprise
markets," said Daniel Kim, CEO and President of Appro.
Appro also announces the availability of a comprehensive White Paper on "Building
High-Performance Linux Clusters". This twenty-three page White Paper provides
an overview as well as detailed information on the engineering approaches and
the challenges of building high-performance computing clusters. In addition,
it presents comprehensive information focusing on the Linux Operating System
in conjunction with AMD Opteron processors. Also covered is a real example of
building and provisioning an Appro HyperBlade 80-node cluster with a total of
160 AMD Opteron processors at the AMD Developer Center. To retrieve your free
White Paper, go to www.appro.com.
"Appro's HyperBlade Cluster solutions and cutting-edge AMD Opteron processor-based
servers significantly increase the density of traditional cluster and server
solutions and provide leading-edge 32-bit performance with 64-bit capabilities,"
said Ben Williams, vice president of Enterprise and Server/Workstation business
at AMD. "The Direct Connect Architecture of the AMD Opteron processor enables
a faster throughput of data and a streamlined design for multiprocessor systems."
Appro's headquarters is in Milpitas, CA. Appro has an R&D and manufacturing
center in Asia and currently plans to expand its US presence. 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.