Calxeda Welcomes New Trailblazer Partners Including Boston Limited, MapR Technologies, ScaleIO and uCirrus

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Ecosystem Dedicated to the Promise of Ultra-Efficient Servers Grows

Calxeda, the company redefining the server, today proudly welcomes new Trailblazers to the program it launched mid June. Announced today at Super Computing 2011 as Calxeda’s newest Trailblazer Partners are Boston Limited, MapR Technologies, ScaleIO and uCirrus. This news follows Calxeda’s public launch of its EnergyCore processor, and an announcement by Hewlett Packard to incorporate Calxeda’s EnergyCore SoC into its Redstone Server development platform, an effort dubbed Project Moonshot.

“We have gotten fantastic industry response to our Trailblazer Program and our recent product announcement,” said Karl Freund, Calxeda Vice President of Marketing. “We launched Trailblazers in mid June with 10 industry leaders as founding members. Today, we add four new Trailblazers, each of whom will work with Calxeda to deliver truly industry changing energy efficient server solutions.”

Calxeda Trailblazers include Systems Integrators and ISVs, especially those focused on analytics, Big Data and cloud computing. The Trailblazer partners are working with Calxeda and end-users to build and characterize integrated solutions for fast-growing markets such as web serving, cloud hosting, “Big Data” applications, scalable analytics, media streaming and mid-tier infrastructure such as caching and in-memory scalable databases.

Today’s new Calxeda Trailblazers include:

  •     Boston Limited, the 19 year server, storage, workstation and clustered solution systems integrator with its high performance power optimized technologies
  •     MapR Technologies, the provider of an advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop
  •     ScaleIO, an ultra-scalable data storage system designed for multi-tenant cloud environments
  •     uCirrus, real-time enterprise operating software to solve Big Data challenges like response time and through put

“As a specialist in low power, server and storage platforms, Boston regularly receives requests for highly efficient scalable solutions that provide increased power savings over the current technologies,” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited. “Calxeda's unique approach provides a server on a chip that consumes 5W under maximum load with dynamic power optimisation and routing that enable us to provide up to 90% power savings over traditional platforms.”

“MapR has delivered a highly differentiated distribution for Hadoop which focuses on efficiency and price/performance,” said Jack Norris, Vice President, Marketing, MapR Technologies. “We are excited to partner with Calxeda, who shares that same vision of higher efficiency and lower cost.”

Trailblazer partners will work with Calxeda to accelerate characterization and adoption of hyper-efficient servers, creating an ecosystem that will benefit end users by delivering complete solutions faster. Gaining early access to hardware, operating system software and tools, Calxeda Trailblazer members are currently evaluating application requirements, configuring systems and estimating the energy savings datacenters can expect to realize by implementing solutions including Calxeda’s EnergyCore SoCs.

Companies interested in joining the Calxeda Trailblazer Initiative will find an application form at http://www.calxeda.com.

About Calxeda
Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the data center on a very attractive power foot print by leveraging ultra-low power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its revolutionary technology. Calxeda will make it possible for datacenter managers to increase the density of their computer resources while significantly reducing the need for power, space and cooling. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company, Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners. See http://www.calxeda.com for more information.

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