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Appro Announces Collaboration with Fluent to Help Enterprise Customers Visualize Data Center Cooling

Joint solution consolidates data center performance and cooling issues

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com/), a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems, announced today that it has teamed with Fluent Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc. , a global innovator 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.

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"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 go to http://www.appro.com/whitepaper/datacenter cooling_white paper.asp

About Appro

Appro's headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with an R&D and manufacturing center in Asia and a sales and service office in Houston, TX. Appro accelerates technical, IT and business results through its innovative product architecture, industry leading engineering, people, and experience. Appro enables a variety of network computing applications by developing powerful, scalable, and reliable clusters, servers, storage subsystems and high-end workstations for the high-performance computing (HPC), Internet computing and cluster market. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com/.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com/ for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, CFX, AUTODYN, FLUENT and any and all ANSYS, Inc. product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries. ICEM CFD is a trademark licensed by ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Fluent Inc.

Fluent Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., the world's largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent software is used for simulation, visualization and prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using Fluent software, product development, design and research engineers build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while reducing cost and speeding time to market.

Appro International, Inc

CONTACT: Maria McLaughlin, Sr. Marketing Manager of Appro International,
Inc, +1-408-941-8100, ext. 250, or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.appro.com/

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