SOURCE: Linux Networx

July 10, 2006 11:30 ET

Linux Networx LS Supersystems Fuel Customer Success

Application-Tuned Supersystems Power Customers to New Levels of Supercomputing Productivity

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that its LS Series of Linux Supersystems has received market acceptance and growth. Key customer installations include Ansaldo, ATK Inc., DaimlerChrysler AG, Esteco, L-3 Communications, MAGMA, MobotecUSA, Motorola, NASA Glenn Research Center, NPU, South Africa's PBMR, Technocast, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, CNR and the University of Pavia and Weinman GeoSciences.

"We chose a Linux Networx Supersystem because it offered the best price performance of all the systems we evaluated and because Linux Networx is a recognized leader and expert in Linux supercomputers," said Carlo Poloni, CEO of Esteco. "The system gives us the power to provide our customers, such as yacht designers, sophisticated simulation and optimization services and allows for a fine tuning of our modeFRONTIER product on Linux Networx platforms."

"Linux Networx was an ideal supercomputing partner for us because their unrivaled expertise leads to superior service and more cost-effective systems," said MobotecUSA Chief Scientist, Dr. Guisu Liu. "We've had the system in production performing CFD simulations for 6 weeks now and it's met or exceeded all of our expectations. The system integration of hardware and software has been excellent."

"After reviewing competing products from several vendors, our assessment was that Linux Networx offered the best combination of price, performance, and maintenance," stated Barry Weinman, President of Weinman GeoSciences. "In addition, the Clusterworx management suite offers great features for Geophysical seismic data processing."

"Linux Networx leveraged years of real-world experience with key supercomputing applications to define application-tuned systems that deliver immediate price/performance value with minimal customer effort," said Bo Ewald, CEO of Linux Networx. "Our commitment is to help our customers solve their supercomputing challenges, and the LS Series is yet another demonstration of that commitment, delivering rapid time-to-productivity blended with great price/performance value."

LS Series Linux Supersystems deliver application-tuned performance and maximum Total Application Throughput to users across the supercomputing industry. The LS Series offers leading computational power and design flexibility, lower operational and management costs and reduced system complexity. In addition the systems deliver superior price/performance value to industrial customers in the aerospace, automotive/heavy industry, manufacturing and energy sector, as well as government agencies and national laboratories. This performance value is further enhanced by a production-at power-up system delivery that enables near-immediate time-to-productivity for supercomputing applications.

About Linux Networx

For over a decade Linux Networx has delivered Linux Supercomputers specifically designed to drive new levels of Total Application Throughput for our customers. The company's Linux Supercomputing offerings power value in application-tuned price/performance and utilization, overall system reliability, uptime and Total Cost of Operations. The company has delivered over 500 supercomputing systems to more than 200 supercomputing customers around the world. In 2005, the company achieved record growth in orders. 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. In 2005 the company was awarded three HPCWire Editor and Reader's Choice Awards -- for Most Innovative Technology in two categories and for Best Price/Performance. For more information about Linux Networx, visit

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