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SiCortex Honors Earth Day with Special Incentive to Help HPC Users Reduce Energy Consumption: Free Electricity for One Year

With data centers currently consuming three percent of the nation’s total electricity and predicted to surpass the airline industry in carbon footprint by 2020, the industry is faced with a major dilemma: how to reduce energy consumption and help reverse global warming without sacrificing the computing power needed to drive important research. SiCortex, maker of the world’s most energy-efficient high-productivity computers, is offering a special incentive to help high productivity computing (HPC) managers do their part to address this dilemma. In honor of Earth Day, SiCortex will pay for one full year of electricity costs on SC1458 and SC5832 systems purchased for research or production work related to energy conservation, ecology or global warming. These energy efficient systems pack up to 5832 processors in a single-cabinet system and run optimized Linux, the operating system of choice for HPC.

The promotion kicks off today and will be available through June 30. Customers can lock in this special offer by registering their interest by April 30 on the SiCortex Web site. The systems will be packaged with a complementary SC072-PDS desk-side development system, and application tuning will be included with each purchase to ensure optimal performance. Detailed information is available on the offer registration page.

SiCortex has become the alternative computing platform of choice for HPC, serving the needs of government agencies, research labs and higher education. Scientists from esteemed institutions like Purdue University, the University of Houston, the University of Maine and Washington State University are performing research on these earth-friendly computers to drive a better understanding of the Earth and human impact on the planet. With the help of SiCortex computers, researchers are exploring design techniques that yield more efficient, cleaner jet and automobile engines, simulate the ecology of prairial systems, evaluate the impact of global warming on the earth's glaciers and study factors that contribute to continental deformation and tectonic plate movement.

“SiCortex systems offer the most computing power per watt – using up to 80 percent less electricity than conventional HPC clusters or blade systems,” stated Christopher Stone, president and CEO of SiCortex. “Reduce global warming and save money: the SiCortex way to celebrate Earth Day and to recognize all the great research being done – and that is yet to be done – in energy conservation, ecology and global warming.”

SiCortex systems are rated at the top of the Green Computing Performance Index (GCPI), a tool that evaluates the leading HPC computers’ energy efficiency. This index is based on the HPCC benchmark suite results, yielding relative performance/Watt information to inform purchase decisions.

About SiCortex

Headquartered near Boston, Mass., SiCortex, Inc. makes the world’s most energy-efficient high-productivity computers. Its proven architecture was designed from the silicon up to provide breakthrough delivered performance at the lowest power consumption in the industry. SiCortex computers scale from 72 to 5,832 processors running Linux and other open-source codes, in packages ranging from deskside to departmental to data center. SiCortex systems are the compute-power behind some of the most important research initiatives at the country’s government agencies, national laboratories and academic institutions. For more information, visit http://www.sicortex.com/.

SiCortex, SiCortex.com and trademarks are service marks of SiCortex, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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