Eurotech Group?s Ranking on TOP500 Global Supercomputer List Further Establishes its Leadership in Embedded and High Performance Computing Markets


Eurotech Group division, Exadron, builds 209th fastest supercomputer for CILEA of Italy

Amaro, Udine (Italy) ? September 9, 2004 ? The Eurotech Group today announced that its high performance computing (HPC) division, Exadron, is now ranked no. 209 on the TOP500 global supercomputer list for its Myrinet-type cluster computer ?Avogadro? built on behalf of the Italian research organization CILEA (www.cilea.it). The 23rd semi-annual TOP500 rankings (www.top500.org) were recently published at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC) 2004 in Heidelberg, Germany.

?We are very proud of the CILEA cluster, which delivers an amazing 1.08 Tflop/s of parallel processing performance to the European scientific and GRID community,? said Giampietro Tecchiolli, head of the Exadron Division. ?The system is built using a total of 256 Pentium 4 Xeon 3.06Ghz processors clustered together using independent and specialized Myrinet and Gigabit networks. A total of 6.4 Terabytes of external and redundant storage complete the configuration to deliver an extraordinary price versus performance ratio.?

?Exadron is more than a hardware manufacturer;? Tecchiolli continues. ?We provide solutions tailored to specific customer needs, complete with software and services. While many companies offer turn-key solutions, Exadron goes one step further - we employ researchers and collaborate with scientists in order to design true, plug-and-play solutions that anticipate the real needs of the HPC community.?


ABOUT EXADRON / EUROTECH GROUP
Exadron is part of the Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ), a global family of technology companies focused on standards-based embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors. The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech ( www.eurotech.it ), Parvus Corporation ( www.parvus.com ), Neuricam ( www.neuricam.com ), Exadron ( www.exadron.com ), Ascensit ( www.ascensit.com ), and IPS ( www.ipssistemi.it ).

Customer inquiries relating to high-performance supercomputing solutions can be directed to Exadron S.p.A in Europe (sales@exadron.com, +39 0433 94054) or Exadron USA in the United States (sales.usa@exadron.com +1-801-433-0166). Visit www.eurotech.com for more information about the Eurotech Group.


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For further information please contact:
EUROPE:
Giampietro Tecchiolli, Exadron S.p.A.
E-mail: g.tecchiolli@exadron.com
Tel. +39 0433 485 411
USA:
Mike Southworth, Parvus Corporation
E-mail: mike_southworth@parvus.com
Tel. +1 801 483 1533