SOURCE: Appro International

August 11, 2005 12:00 ET

Appro XtremeBlade Wins LinuxWorld Expo 2005 Product Excellence Awards

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 11, 2005 -- Appro (, a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems announces that LinuxWorld magazine, in conjunction with the show's organizers IDG World Expo, has named the company's Appro's XtremeBlade Cluster Solution as the winner of the "Best Clustering Solution" category for the Product Excellence Awards at the LinuxWorld Expo.

The winners of the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards were presented in San Francisco yesterday in a ceremony hosted by SYS-CON Media West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff . This year's winners reflect the efforts of both established industry leaders and emerging innovators. The awards program honors the most innovative and relevant hardware, software and services announced in 2005, providing Linux IT professionals with best-in-class product and service innovations that create efficiencies, and enhance performance while offering competitive edge.

"We are very pleased that Appro XtremeBlade Cluster has been recognized by LinuxWorld Expo judges for the 'Best Clustering Solution,' said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. "Combining 10 Gbps InfiniBand performance with benefits of dual-core processors and PCI Express technologies, customers can build high-bandwidth clusters today in an infrastructure that is flexible and easy to scale. XtremeBlade makes perfect balanced cluster architecture for rapid adoption in data centers and high performance computing environments."

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The Finalists are listed at

About LinuxWorld Excellence Awards

The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are the industry standard for innovation in the Linux community. IDG World Expo is pleased to honor the developers of these products, which represent the very best technology available to users of Linux and open source. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo runs through August 11th at the San Francisco Moscone Center. For more information on the event, visit

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.

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