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Rackable Reports Q2

FREMONT, Calif. -- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 and reaffirmed full fiscal year 2008 outlook.

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $76.0 million, compared to $82.2 million in the second quarter of 2007. GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 9.2%, compared to (8.4%) in the second quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of 2008 was 9.7%, compared to 17.5 % in the second quarter of 2007.

The Company's gross margin was impacted by two independent factors a single transaction and product shortages – which we expect to be limited to the second quarter. The Company won an important opportunity at lower pricing, which we believe will put us in an advantageous position for more profitable, long-term opportunities. In addition Rackable Systems experienced component shortages, which resulted in higher cost of goods sold.

GAAP net loss was ($0.95) per share for the second quarter of 2008, compared to GAAP net loss of ($1.42) per share in the second quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP net loss was ($0.12) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2008, compared to a net income of $0.02 in the second quarter of 2007.

Rackable Systems ended the second quarter of 2008 with $206.2 million of cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments compared to $198.1 million as of December 29, 2007.

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