SOURCE: Angstrom Microsystems Corp.

September 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Angstrom Microsystems' Blade Racks Solve Vexing Data Center Power Efficiency Problem

Through the Company's MaxPowerSmart™ Technology, Angstrom Racks Bypass Inefficient Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Saving up to 30% in Energy Costs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Leading the charge in "green computing" solutions across North America and beyond, Angstrom Microsystems Corp. (OTCBB: AGMS) today announced the launch of MaxPowerSmart™, an innovative power efficiency solution that can save large data centers millions of dollars a year in electricity costs. Integrated into every server, the MaxPowerSmart product line provides a wide array of ultra-efficient power solutions designed to accommodate the needs of most large data centers -- which generate 3% of all power consumption in the U.S.

Energy costs continue to be the largest single expense to plague datacenters today. Rising energy costs and the increased need for computing power compound the problems for datacenters of such notable corporations as Google and Yahoo. From the financial, oil and gas, entertainment and bio-informatics sectors, to many other high performance computing (HPC) industries, Angstrom's corporate strategy is to continually provide innovative and cost effective solutions to serve this multi-billion dollar market.

Using "Street" Power to Save Power

While total loss of power can often reach almost 50% -- meaning the other 50% is still drawn but wasted -- Angstrom total loss is a manageable 18%. Power transmitted into the data center from the street ("street power") must be converted into a signal that is usable by computers and other electronic equipment in the data center. This conversion process is inefficient and leads to unnecessary power loss and heat generation (which in turn requires more energy to cool the servers). Angstrom blade racks take the power signal before it is converted and use it to drive its blade computers.

Telecom DC power solution

Angstrom can achieve 94% efficiency using 48VDC (direct current) power, unlike most competitors whose solutions are often no more than 80% efficient. Telecom data centers such as those from Verizon and AT&T require the use of power that is safe for deployment and maintenance -- 48VDC power because it is low voltage. Street power is efficiently converted to 48VDC by the data centers themselves. Angstrom racks can accept this safe telecom power model to drive its blades.

Enterprise-class solution

Mission critical systems require a constant and uninterrupted flow of power. This market is the mainstay of competitors such as IBM, HP and Dell. Angstrom provides a solution that is superior in efficiency and service compared to existing products from competitors. MaxPowerSmart solutions are fully redundant (see list below) and provide an enterprise-class solution with no points of failure (POFs) for these large data centers by:

* Accepting 2 power grid sources
* Providing m+n power redundancy
* Providing a safe internal power infrastructure within the rack

"For over 9 years, Angstrom has focused on quality engineering solutions for data centers to solve difficult power problems -- both in terms of quantity and efficiency. This is what makes us stand out from our competitors," said Lalit Jain, CEO of Angstrom Microsystems and MIT alumnus. "Our MaxPowerSmart ultra-efficient power solutions take a major leap forward in providing a broad spectrum of data centers with a solution that suits their needs."

About Angstrom Technologies Corp. (

Angstrom Microsystems Corp™ is a Boston-based company that has developed green computing solutions for the large server industry and more importantly for all major data centers. The Company provides technology solutions ranging from liquid-cooled blades to acceleration GPGPU software in order to help significantly reduce power requirements. As its flagship product, Angstrom has developed a patent pending server that self cools via a non-conductive, non-toxic liquid (AMS Treon™) and therefore reduces the amount of air conditioning and electricity used to cool down servers, providing the ability to save 75% on cooling costs. Its customers include Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, Fox Films, Tippett Studios, the National Institutes of Health and Credit Suisse. Angstrom has earned a reputation for superior quality, service and engineering innovation in the AMD Opteron processor-based system market.

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