Appro helps to Drive Industry-wide Adoption of AMD Opteron™ processor-based
SEG International Exposition - Denver, CO- 10/8/2004 - Appro (www.appro.com),
a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems today announced
the shipment of seven Appro HyperBlade Linux clusters consisting of 500 nodes/1,000
AMD Opteron™ processors to Staag Imaging, L.P., (www.staagimaging.com)
a leading provider of high-quality imaging solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry,
located in Houston, TX.
Appro will perform the solution integration of the seven Linux HyperBlade clusters
with a Gigabit Ethernet Interconnect solution, 57.6 Terabytes of Appro AR3016
SAN storage subsystems, managed by Appro BladeDome Cluster Management software
running Staag Imaging's compute-intensive applications.
The Appro HyperBlade clusters will help support Staag Imaging's new proprietary
Reverse-Time Migration algorithm. These market-leading solutions provide the
industry a new alternative in depth processing for maximizing imaging accuracy
in existing datasets. Staag Imaging will present Reverse-Time Migration Imaging
solution at SEG show in the Appro booth number 2411.
"Appro delivers high-performance and high-density Linux based cluster
solutions that are easy to scale with excellent remote management capabilities,"
said Jim Haig, CEO of Staag Imaging, L.P. "The combination of Staag Imaging's
new Reverse-Time Migration and the power of Appro's HyperBlade clusters provide
the Oil and Gas industry the most advanced tool for solving complex imaging
"We are excited to provide Staag Imaging with our cutting-edge HyperBlade
AMD Opteron Cluster solutions. Appro delivers flexible, scalable, high-performance
clusters with high-speed interconnect, direct attached or SAN storage options,
centralized remote management packaged with outstanding solution integration
and high-quality services," said Daniel Kim, president and CEO of Appro.
"The AMD Opteron processor is a great solution for seismic research and
development companies," said Ben Williams, vice president for enterprise
and server/workstation business at AMD. "The reduced memory latency and
increased data throughput enabled by the AMD Opteron processor's Direct Connect
Architecture provide industry-leading 32- and 64-bit performance. Companies
in the Oil and Gas industry have an opportunity to accelerate their computing
capability with AMD64 technology and Appro's Cluster Solutions, which help reduce
the complexity and cost of developing, managing, and maintaining HPC systems."
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 Staag Imaging, L.P.
Staag Imaging's headquarters is in Houston, TX. Staag combines its vast knowledge
in 3D seismic imaging, proprietary algorithms and Linux cluster technology,
to help companies maximize their investment and minimize risk as they explore
for new oil and gas reservoirs. In addition, Staag Imaging Research and Development
team is continually optimizing their workflows and processes to meet the changing
needs of their clients. http://www.staagimaging.com/index.html