SOURCE: Appro International

November 13, 2006 08:15 ET

Appro and Celoxica Announce Availability of an Off-the-Shelf FPGA Co-Processing Solution for Enterprise Customers

Appro's HTX Enabled 1U Quad XtremeServer With Celoxica's Acceleration Card Delivers Massive Performance Improvements

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Appro (, a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems and Celoxica (, a leading provider of electronic system level design technology for the Embedded Systems and Accelerated Computing markets, are announcing support of an enterprise class accelerated computing solution at the SC06 show in Tampa, FL November 13-17, 2006.

The solution will consist of an Appro 1U Quad XtremeServer, equipped with an HTX slot where a Celoxica RCHTX acceleration card is added. This card is part of Celoxica's family of accelerated computing products, and enables algorithm acceleration using FPGA-based co-processing and high bandwidth communication in computing systems with AMD Opteron™ processors.

"We are very excited about working with partners like Appro to deliver an order of magnitude performance improvement to our customers," said Jeff Jussel, Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the Americas for Celoxica. "Today, customer benchmarks demonstrate that our Accelerated Computing solutions coupled with HTX enabled platforms deliver massive performance/power advantages for a wide range of compute intensive applications."

Celoxica is currently working with customers in the financial services, oil & gas, and life sciences industries to implement and deploy FPGA co-processor acceleration. Benchmarks in these engagements using the RCHTX product have achieved as high as 200X performance improvement.

"Appro is pleased to support AMD's Torrenza Initiative and happy to support Celoxica's family of accelerated computing solutions," said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. "This solution complements our existing XtremeServer products providing compiler and hardware interface support to enable FPGA-based co-processing for a wide range of high performance and enterprise computing. This Technology addresses many of our customers' requests for a solution that offers configuration flexibility to achieve huge application performance gains without a price premium, as well as compatibility with their existing systems."

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, TX. 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

About Celoxica

A leader in electronic system level design (ESL), Celoxica accelerates embedded electronics and high-performance computing systems by compiling software applications directly to programmable semiconductor hardware. Celoxica provides the world's most widely used C synthesis technology, along with algorithmic and interconnect IP, and FPGA development and acceleration platforms. To learn more go to

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