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Appro’s Servers to Support the New Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processor

November 13, 2008

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Appro (http://www.appro.com/), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces that it will support the 2000 and 8000 series of the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, codenamed “Shanghai,” based on 45 nm process technology.

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Appro will refresh its Dual and Quad-socket server line with performance optimized and power-efficient server platforms based on the new AMD Quad-Core Opteron Processors. The new processors are expected to deliver 35% lower CPU power consumption at idle compared to previous generations of AMD Opteron processors, offering customers a business advantage when it comes to managing power costs. Furthermore, Appro expects its new servers to use “Power-Factor-Corrected” power supplies that are greater than 80% efficient. Appro will also launch the new Hyper Cluster Series, a line of power-efficient and performance optimized cluster solutions. These cluster solutions are expected to achieve 25 to 30 percent greater performance, depending on the application, primarily due to the larger shared L3 cache (6MB vs 2MB) in the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, instructions per cycle improvements, and higher clock frequencies. Appro clusters based on these new server platforms are expected to provide the performance needed for a variety of compute intensive applications that require substantial floating-point capabilities and memory bandwidth for customers who are looking to get more computing power with less wattage.

“The release of the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor reiterates AMD’s commitment to offering industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities, while helping to improve customers’ overall value. Appro is proud to collaborate with AMD to offer Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based server clusters and workstation solutions,” said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. “Working together, Appro and AMD provide the performance and energy efficiency to meet the demands of our High-Performance computing customers.”

“AMD and Appro have a long history of collaborating to provide leading- edge solutions that offer customers incredible levels of performance, reliability and flexibility,” said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation division, AMD . “The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors offer outstanding performance with the benefits of AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture — an integrated memory controller combined with HyperTransport(TM) technology — to deliver the memory bandwidth performance that is critical to high performance computing applications and to Appro’s customers worldwide.”

About Appro

Appro is a leading developer of supercomputing solutions. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High-Performance Computing markets focusing on medium to large-scale deployments where lowest total cost of ownership is a primary consideration. Appro accelerates technical applications and business results unlocking the value of IT through outstanding price/performance, balanced architecture, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with a sales and service office in Houston, TX. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com/.

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CONTACT: Maria McLaughlin of Appro International, Inc, +1-408-888-6661,mmclaughlin@appro.com

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