SOURCE: Appro International

May 23, 2006 12:00 ET

Appro Announces New HyperBlade Servers Based on Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5000 Series

The New Appro HyperBlade Boosts Power Efficiency, Consolidates and Simplifies Datacenter Performance

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems announces its new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor-based HyperBlade server.

The Appro HyperBlade B222X server based on the new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor (formerly codenamed "Dempsey"); provides outstanding performance and reliability for a broad range of enterprise and technical computing applications. The new Appro HyperBlade server also brings new advancements in memory, power, I/O, and security, optimizing the platform for the demands of multi-core processing. It provides up to three times the memory bandwidth and four times the capacity with new fully buffered DIMM memory, boosting system responsiveness for data-intensive applications.

Appro HyperBlade server, a hybrid between a blade and a 1U server, combines the advantages of blade servers and rack-mounted servers in a fully integrated cluster solution. Like blades, HyperBlades plug into a common backplane, eliminating cable clutter. Like 1U servers, HyperBlade is an independent server; vertically rack-mounted doubling the density of traditional 1U server clusters. The Appro HyperBlade infrastructure addresses most datacenter issues: space constraints, manageability, scalability, capacity, performance, cooling and power. This modular solution is also designed to take less time to install, requiring fewer people to maintain, lowering TCO and accelerating time to ROI. The new Appro HyperBlade server based on Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors is an ideal solution for High Performance and Enterprise datacenter consolidation.

"By offering faster, energy-efficient processing capabilities with increased system performance and responsiveness packaged with remote management capabilities and outstanding blade solution integration, customers can build a consolidated and simplified infrastructure that is flexible and easy to scale," said John Lee, Director of Customer and Engineering Services.

"When combined with the benefits of the new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5000 series, solutions such as the Appro HyperBlade server have the potential to change the shape of enterprise and technical computing datacenters," said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. "New platforms based on Intel® Xeon® processors, such as the Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solution, offer a balanced server and cluster architecture for rapid adoption in datacenters and high performance computing environments."

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. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com/.

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    Maria McLaughlin
    Appro International, Inc
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