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Rackable Claims Power Advantage

FREMONT, Calif. -- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today announced the immediate availability of a head-to-head power study comparing the Rackable Systems C1001 server against similar 1U models from Dell (PowerEdge EnergySmart 1950 III), Hewlett-Packard Co. (ProLiant DL360 G5), IBM (System x3550) and Sun Microsystems (SunFire x4150).

The Tolly Group, one of the industry's most respected testing organizations, performed the independent study in March 2008, concluding that Rackable Systems C1001 server was the most power efficient model in every test run. Rackable Systems beat the competition by up to 31 percent while using the same dual L5320 CPU, 4x2 GB memory, and mirrored drive configurations. Total Harmonic Distortion and PF factor were also consistently superior, enabling data centers to deploy more servers per AC circuit.

As power costs continue to climb, companies with large data center needs are increasingly focused on deploying energy-efficient server and storage solutions,” said Kevin Tolly, president/CEO and founder of The Tolly Group. “Rackable Systems Eco-Logical servers such as the C1001 have been highly tuned to cut power consumption, delivering a low total cost of ownership in addition to being more environmentally friendly.”

Rackable Systems Inc.