February 17, 2005

Rocketcalc AMD Opteron HE and EE Personal Clusters

Rocketcalc writes "Rocketcalc® Announces High Efficiency and Energy-Efficient AMD
Opteron™ Processor-Based Cluster Appliances

Boston, MA, Feb. 15, 2005 -- Rocketcalc® announced today the availability
of Saturn HE and EE personal cluster appliances based on the low-power
32- and 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processors. Using eight AMD Opteron
processors with Direct Connect Architecture, the Saturn HE and EE
personal cluster appliances provide eight Gbps total network
bandwidth, and up to 64 GB total RAM. In a sleek, compact 12x14x23in
enclosure running on a standard office power outlet, Saturn brings
impressive clustered computing to the desktop of the high-performance
computing (HPC) user.

Efficient and Productive
"Saturn expands our personal cluster line with AMD64 technology that
exhibits superior performance/price ratios, power efficiencies, and
ease-of-use," said Dr. Bryan Lewis, general manager at Rocketcalc."
Our charter is to provide clustered systems for scientific users
needing compact, quiet systems. Saturn is a logical addition to our
product family."

"Rocketcalc decision to use the AMD Opteron processors in their
newest Saturn products will enable their customers to benefit from
increased performance and efficiency," said Pat Patla, director,
Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD. "With Rocketcalc technical
strengths and the emergence of users demanding personal computing
clusters, Rocketcalc addresses another important segment for AMD
within the HPC community."

Saturn combines the proven performance of the 32- and 64-bit AMD
Opteron processor based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect
Architecture with Rocketcalc simple and secure web-based portal
interface for cross-platform cluster monitoring, access and
file-sharing. Saturn Unicluster™ appliances are turn-key,
ready-to-run GNU/Linux clusters with SUSE™ Linux and a wide
selection of available preconfigured popular HPC software. Their ease
of use, compact size and quiet operation bring an unparalleled level
of flexibility to high-performance computing in the office, classroom
and lab.

Rocketcalc is currently accepting orders for the Saturn HE and EE
personal cluster appliances powered by low power models of the AMD
Opteron processor. For full specifications or ordering information,
please visit http://www.rocketcalc.com. Contact Rocketcalc sales for
information on custom configurations, availability, references and
pricing.

About Rocketcalc
Rocketcalc is a leading provider of turnkey compact and easy-to-manage
cluster computers and software for high-performance computing users.
Applications of Rocketcalc clusters range from bioinformatics to wave
modeling. Rocketcalc was founded by Bryan Lewis, Ph.D. and Sami
Mkaddem, Ph.D. in 2001 in Kent, Ohio.

All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of Rocketcalc
LLC or their respective owners. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron,
and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices,
Inc. Prices displayed in US dollars."

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