November 1, 2005

Appro Accelerates Enterprise High-Performance Computing

Maria McLaughlin writes "Appro 1U and 3U AMD Opteron; processor-based XtremeServers offer Performance,
Configuration Flexibility and Value

Milpitas, CA - October 31, 2005 - Appro ( a leading provider
of high-performance enterprise computing systems today introduced the APPRO
1U XtremeServer and the APPRO 3U XtremeServer. Both are available
with single-or dual-core AMD Opteron processors, each XtremeServer accelerates server performance and throughput via integrated processor and memory
optimization. The APPRO 1U XtremeServer allows up to 64GB of on-board memory
while the APPRO 3U XtremeServer permits up to 128GB. These servers configured
with Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver performance equal to servers with
up to double the number of CPUs. Appro XtremeServers combine leading edge, innovative
server technology with outstanding performance and reliability with unparalleled
memory scalability for compute and memory intensive applications.

APPRO 1U XtremeServer
Designed with enterprise HPC in mind, the new APPRO 1U XtremeServer delivers
superior performance through a flexible scalable design. The server features
up to two Single- or Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors and eight DIMM sockets
per CPU - providing up to 64GB of memory per server. In addition, the APPRO
1U XtremeServer allows for up to 800GB SATA or 292GB SCSI hot-swappable drives,
one PCI-X, and one PCI Express x16. The APPRO 1U XtremeServer is a perfect foundation
for supercomputing clusters for customers who require a flexible density-optimized
1U server. Supported enterprise applications include Beowulf clusters, financial
modeling, compute farms, digital rendering, seismic analysis, video streaming,
web hosting, complex custom application development, or other applications requiring
higher floating-point and memory bandwidth performance.

APPRO 3U XtremeServer
The APPRO 3U XtremeServer brings even more power, impressive memory scaling,
and end-user flexibility. This server is ideal for large compute-intensive applications
such as mechanical and engineering graphic simulation and rendering, computational
fluid dynamics, scientific visualization, and digital content creation. The
APPRO 3U XtremeServer features up to four Single- or Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors
and eight DIMM sockets per CPU - providing up to 128GB of memory per server,
up to 2.4TB SATA or 876GB SCSI hot-swappable drives, up to two PCI-X and two
PCI Express x16, and redundant power supplies and fans. The APPRO 3U XtremeServer
offers more flexibility, delivering best-in-class supercomputing performance
and memory bandwidth.

"Appro continues to set itself apart by delivering superior server solutions
that tackle our customer's ever-growing enterprise needs," said John Lee,
Director of Product Marketing at APPRO. "XtremeServers were designed for
customer's applications that require a lot of system memory. XtremeServers offer
tremendous memory capacity providing excellent remote management capability,
greater configuration flexibility at competitive prices.

APPRO ServerDome Provides XtremeServer Management
The APPRO ServerDome provides remote server management for the APPRO 1U and
3U XtremeServers. APPRO ServerDome remote management software automates and
simplifies IT and networking tasks, letting the system administrator deploy,
configure, manage and maintain up to thousands of servers. The ServerDome Remote
management is IPMI 2.0 compliant and works with either Windows or Linux.

"Appro's high-performance and enterprise customers benefit from the industry-leading
performance per watt of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors," said Pat Patla,
director, Server/Workstation Marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD.
"The new APPRO 1U and 3U XtremeServers take full advantage of the reduced
memory latency and increased data throughput of AMD's Direct Connect Architecture
- providing high performance, scalability and flexibility."

Pricing and Availability
The APPRO 1U XtremeServer is available today, starting at an estimated U.S.
list price of $2,610.00
The APPRO 3U XtremeServer can be ordered today but will not be available until
the latter part of Q4/05, starting at an estimated U.S. list price of $15,753.00

About Appro
Appro's headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with an R&D and manufacturing center
in Asia and a sales and service office in Houston, Texas. APPRO accelerates
technical, IT and business results through its innovative product architecture,
industry leading engineering, people, and experience. 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.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks
of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only
and may be trademarks of their respective owners."


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