Friday, November 16, 2007

HPCwire Readers and Editors Name Rackable Systems the “Best Price/Performance HPC Hardware Solution” in the Industry

FREMONT, Calif., November 13, 2007 – Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage for large-scale data centers, today announced that the company has been awarded a 2007 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award in the category of Best Price/Performance HPC Hardware Solution. The award honors Rackable Systems’ broad range of high-performing Eco-Logical™ servers and storage, designed to reduce operational expenses and improve TCO in even the most demanding data center environments.

“Rackable Systems is honored to be recognized for delivering compelling x86 solutions to the HPC community,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, president and CEO of Rackable Systems. “Our build-to-order model allows us to tailor each solution to the price/performance needs of each customer, helping to enable the Eco-Logical data center.”

Rackable Systems’ innovative x86 server and storage designs help reduce power and cooling costs while maximizing performance, providing an ideal solution for HPC deployments. With products ranging from Eco-Logical rack-mount servers to the company’s RapidScale clustered storage and its award-winning ICE Cube modular data center, Rackable Systems continues to provide solutions that are customized and built to order to meet the unique needs of any data center. Carefully designed to reduce power consumption and increase reliability, Rackable Systems solutions enable data centers to “go green” without compromising application performance.

“At the University of Florida, we have been pleased with the power and space efficiency provided by our Rackable Systems servers and storage. With their high-density racks and dual-core servers, we were able to house a cluster that would have required three times the space and twice the power of competing solutions,” said Dr. Charles Taylor, senior HPC systems engineer and associate director of the University of Florida HPC Center. “We applaud Rackable Systems for bringing high-performance, environmentally-friendly solutions to HPC environments like our own.”

The coveted HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. The 2007 Readers’ Choice awards generated a record number of responses from the several hundred thousand readers who access HPCwire each week.

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website (
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