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SGI to Integrate eXludus

MONTREAL -- eXludus Technologies, the leading developer of multi-core system capacity management, virtualization and provisioning solutions, today announced a reseller relationship with SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC), a leader in high-performance computing. SGI will embed eXludus Grid Optimizer software in its new BioCluster solution, developed specifically for the life sciences market.

Current generation processors are rapidly evolving from single-core to multi-core products and standard server offerings may have 16, or more, processing cores. As a consequence of this evolution, new solutions are required to optimize utilization of these processing resources. The eXludus Optimizer™ suite has been developed specifically for this purpose.

“The SGI BioCluster, based on the SGI Altix XE platform and including eXludus Grid Optimizer™ software, is an ideal solution for pharmaceutical, biotech and university researchers seeking a turn-key cluster that will accelerate their genomics and proteomics work, and easily integrate into their existing infrastructure,” said Deepak Thakkar, Ph.D., BioSciences Segment Manager, SGI. “Through testing conducted on a 64 processor configuration, it was observed that Grid Optimizer™ provided up to 90 percent performance gains on key life sciences applications, which allows SGI to deliver a system to our customers that will enable faster time to insight and discovery,” Dr. Thakkar added.