SOURCE: Active Power

Active Power

August 06, 2012 09:30 ET

Active Power to Support New $41 Million Research Computing Facility

Three Megawatts of High Efficiency Flywheel UPS to Protect Stanford University High Performance Computing Clusters

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - To help achieve its UPS (uninterruptible power supply) efficiency requirements while providing full power protection to its mission critical computing clusters, Stanford University will deploy nearly three megawatts of Active Power's (NASDAQ: ACPW) high efficiency CleanSource UPS systems at its new Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF) in Stanford, Calif. The efficient 415 volt systems will be delivered in late fourth quarter of 2012 with installation slated for the third quarter of 2013.

With its scheduled opening late next year, the SRCF will expand the computing capabilities of the university and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The SRCF will provide the university's research community direct access to high performance computing clusters to support its research, for example genome sequence analysis, protein modeling, computational fluid dynamic simulations, and economic modeling.

An important part of Stanford's project design plan was to include highly efficient infrastructure wherever possible. Active Power's CleanSource UPS, using the more efficient 415 volt distribution, will enable the university to achieve its high efficiency requirements without having to sacrifice availability.

"One of the inherent benefits of our patented UPS technology is its industry leading energy efficiency," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. "This efficiency translates into a tangible economic benefit as it lowers energy costs which directly impact the customer's bottom line without sacrificing performance. A viable, sustainable product delivered at an overall financial advantage makes for a very compelling offering in today's marketplace."

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

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