August 11, 2005

Appro XtremeBlade wins LinuxWorld Product Awards

Maria McLaughlin writes "Appro XtremeBlade wins LinuxWorld Expo 2005 Product Excellence Awards

Milpitas, CA - August 11, 2005 - Appro ( a leading provider
of high-performance enterprise computing systems announces that LinuxWorld magazine
in conjunction with the show's organizers IDG World Expo has named the company's
Appro's XtremeBlade Cluster Solution as the winner of the "Best Clustering
Solution" category for the Product Excellence Awards at the LinuxWorld

The winners of the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards were presented in San
Francisco yesterday in a ceremony hosted by SYS-CON Media West Coast Bureau
Chief Roger Strukhoff . This year's winners reflect the efforts of both established
industry leaders and emerging innovators. The awards program honors the most
innovative and relevant hardware, software and services announced in 2005 providing
Linux IT professionals with best-in-class product and service innovations that
create efficiencies, enhance performance while offering competitive edge.

"We are very pleased that Appro XtremeBlade Cluster has been recognized
by LinuxWorld Expo judges for the "Best Clustering Solution", said
Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. "Combining 10 Gbps InfiniBand performance with
benefits of dual-core processors and PCI Express technologies, customers can
build high-bandwidth clusters today in an infrastructure that is flexible and
easy to scale. XtremeBlade makes perfect balanced cluster architecture for rapid
adoption in data centers and high performance computing environments."

Read more about the winners of LinuxWorld Excellence Awards at
The Finalists are listed at CC844071

About LinuxWorld Excellence Awards
The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are the industry standard for innovation
in the Linux community. IDG World Expo is pleased to honor the developers of
these products, which represent the very best technology available to users
of Linux and open source. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo runs through August
11th at the San Francisco Moscone Center. For more information on the event,

About Appro
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."

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