|The Leading Source for Global News and Information Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing / August 11, 2006|
Appro, a provider of high performance enterprise computing systems, has announced that it has teamed with Fluent Inc., a provider of simulation software and technologies, to help IT managers address data center cooling issues. Enterprises in financial services, electronics design, industrial engineering and oil and gas industries, demand increased server and network performance and scalability while at the same time striving to dramatically reduce IT costs and minimize risk. Appro solutions focus on server density, memory capacity, higher bandwidth server data centers and virtualized environments to provide more computing flexibility, reliability and ROI. The collaboration with Fluent adds analysis and optimization of data center cooling to provide robust thermal performance and deployment planning.
"Clusters are increasingly being viewed as the new architecture of the datacenter. Built on industry standard technologies, clusters of x86-based systems are now powering complex data analysis and real-world simulations while increasing user productivity and reducing operational costs," said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. "Providing adequate cooling for data center equipment is increasingly critical for reducing downtime, extending equipment life and optimizing energy use. The combination of Appro's server solutions with Fluent's thermal analysis capability provides our enterprise business customers with reliable and cost-effective high-performance IT infrastructure. Appro is excited to partner with Fluent to provide a great value proposition to the financial industry."
"Managers of mission-critical facilities constantly face the task of maintaining an adequate cooling environment with available resources," said Ferit Boysan, vice president and general manager, Fluids Business Unit at ANSYS, Inc. "By bringing together Appro's enterprise blade clusters and high-density server offerings with our data center cooling services, customers can predict thermal performance and avoid expensive trial-and-error efforts to solve cooling problems. We look forward to helping Appro's customers achieve greatly improved cooling performance in their most demanding high-performance computing environments."
Appro and Fluent will demonstrate their joint data center solutions to IT managers in the LinuxWorld Show in San Francisco on August 15-17, booth number 1028. For a free white paper on "Keeping Your Cool in the Data Center while Consolidating and Virtualizing Your IT Infrastructure" and for performance benchmark numbers on Appro's products with Fluent software visit