SOURCE: Linux Networx

May 07, 2007 10:40 ET

Linux Networx Announces Channel Partnership With Westwind Computer Products

Partnership Expands Linux Networx's Reach in Government High Performance Computing Market

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing company, today announced that Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Westwind Computer Products, Inc. is now an authorized reseller of the company's Linux Supersystems and related products and services. Westwind Computer Products is a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions to the federal government, with a special focus on serving the needs of the Department of Energy (DOE). The partnership expands Linux Networx's ability to market its performance tuned and production-ready Linux Supersystems to federal government customers.

Westwind Computer Products, Inc. is a small minority woman-owned business with Small Business Administration 8a and Hubzone certifications. Founded in 1991, the company's executives bring over 40 years' experience in government sales and support. Westwind is a value added reseller of a wide range of Information Technology products and services.

"Linux Networx's family of Linux Supersystems are attractive solutions for us because they are trusted by our customers and go into production upon delivery," said Lenora Jaramillo-Wyly, President of Westwind Computer Products. "By partnering with Linux Networx, we are benefiting from being able to resell advanced technology, while also working with a company that is focused on helping resellers achieve significant new revenue and higher margins."

"Westwind is one of the leading small resellers targeting the DOE and federal government, and they will help us expand our reach and range in that sector," said Bobbi Hazard, SVP sales and channels at Linux Networx. "Our new partner program is designed to attract world-class partners by combining the benefits of our production-ready Supersystems with a program that helps resellers achieve greater profitability."

Linux Networx is currently in the process of developing its new channel program. The program will be designed to enable partners specializing in high-performance computing (HPC) and visualization to gain enhanced competitive advantage through Linux Networx's performance tuned, production-ready Linux Supersystems, professional services and HPC storage solutions. In particular, Linux Networx is exploring partnerships with companies interested in deploying technologies that enable customers to visualize large, complex simulations.

About Linux Networx

For over a decade Linux Networx has delivered production-ready Linux Supercomputers. The company's Linux Supercomputing offerings power value in price/performance and utilization, overall system reliability, uptime and Total Cost of Ownership. The company has delivered over 500 supercomputing systems to more than 200 supercomputing customers around the world. Our global customer base represents supercomputing leaders ranging from Boeing in aerospace; BMW, DaimlerChrysler AG, Audi, Caterpillar and John Deere in heavy manufacturing; Total, Schlumberger and Shell Oil in the Oil and Gas industry; and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Defense in the government arena. The company has received numerous honors, including HPCWire Editor and Reader's Choice Awards for Most Innovative Technology and Best Price/Performance. For more information about Linux Networx, visit

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