Padova Technologies to Deliver the Cray CX1 Supercomputer

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Padova Technologies, a leading manufacturer of specialized servers, storage solutions and custom systems, has established a strategic alliance with global supercomputer leader, Cray Inc., to offer the Cray CX1™ supercomputer to its customers. The Cray CX1 system is the world's first high performance computing product to combine advanced computing capabilities and storage in a single, integrated desktop chassis.

For organizations wanting to harness HPC without the complexity and cost of traditional clusters, the Cray CX1 product is the perfect solution

Padova Technologies, a leading manufacturer of specialized servers, storage solutions and custom systems, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with global supercomputer leader, Cray Inc., to offer the Cray CX1™ supercomputer. Padova joins Cray's exclusive group of technology resellers nationwide.

"We are thrilled to be working with the worldwide leader in high performance computing (HPC)," said Keith Fischbach, president of Padova Technologies. "Through this alliance with Cray, we can now offer new cutting edge choices in simple, affordable HPC clusters. Padova is working to transform the way our customers think of advanced supercomputing products - hoping to proliferate the Cray CX1 system among individuals and workgroups that required a supercomputer, but never thought it was economically possible."

Designed to meet the computational challenges of scientists and engineers, the Cray CX1 deskside supercomputer is the world's first system to combine advanced computing capabilities and storage in a single, integrated desktop chassis. Equipped with up to 16 Intel® Xeon® processors and compatible with Windows HPC Server 2008 or Linux-based Rocks+, the Cray CX1 system is priced from $25,000 and is purpose-built for offices, laboratories and university departments.

"For organizations wanting to harness HPC without the complexity and cost of traditional clusters, the Cray CX1 product is the perfect solution," said Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity solutions group and marketing at Cray. "A principal goal for the Cray CX1 system was to bring HPC to a wide range of new users by breaking new ground in affordability and adaptability. Selecting Padova Technologies as a reseller positions Cray to achieve this goal."

Padova Technologies is an original equipment manufacturer of specialized business, government and military servers, storage solutions and custom systems. Incorporated in 2000, the company branched from its parent corporation bringing the experience of its 35-year history in the embedded electronics and military marketplace. For more information on Padova Technologies, its solutions or products go to http://www.padovatech.com.

About Padova Technologies
Since 2000, Padova Technologies has been designing, integrating and supporting high performance computing, servers and storage products. Our solutions are always customized, not canned, cost-effective, cutting-edge, reliable and power efficient. Privately held and located in Columbia, Maryland, Padova has designed products and solutions for some of the nation's most influential research institutions, military organizations, global defense and technology corporations and other government entities. For more information on Padova, its solutions and products, visit http://www.padovatech.com.

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