April 22, 2005

Appro’s HPC Blade Servers and Workstations to Support Dual-Core Opteron

Maria McLaughlin writes "Milpitas, CA - April 21, 2005 - Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider
of high-performance enterprise computing systems, announces today that Appro's
new XtremeBlade, HyperBlade servers and workstations will support Dual-Core AMD
Opteron processors.

Appro's high-performance and versatile servers are highly scalable for cluster
solutions and are expected to achieve even higher performance with Dual-Core
AMD64 technology. These products will offer the highest performing processor
in the market providing a huge potential for Appro customers looking to get
more computing power with less wattage. By supporting the new AMD Opteron processors,
Appro will also take advantage of HyperTransport technology and AMD's
Direct Connect Architecture.

"We are happy to collaborate with AMD to offer Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based
servers and workstations as well as celebrate with AMD the second anniversary
of the 32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron processor," said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro.
"The integration of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor in Appro's HPC
blade servers and workstations will improve the overall customer value proposition
in 2005 and beyond."

"The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor is a perfect fit for companies like
Appro offering server-cluster solutions for the high-performance computing and
enterprise markets," said Ben Williams, vice president, Commercial and
Server/Workstation Business, AMD. "Appro's blade servers and workstations
supporting AMD64 dual-core technology will meet customers' demands with excellent
return on investment. In addition, Appro's products take advantage of the reduced
memory latency and increased data throughput enabled by the AMD Opteron processor's
Direct Connect Architecture."

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.
http://www.appro.com."

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