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Panasas, Dell Team on High-Performance Cluster

FREMONT, Calif. -- Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, today announced that the company has partnered with Dell to deliver an integrated, high-performance, clustered computing solution for the life sciences research community. The solution, an optimized combination of Dell PowerEdge™ M610 blade servers based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series architecture, and high-performance Panasas ActiveStor storage, combines a dense, highly scalable solution with the ease-of-setup and use that will improve the productivity and efficiency of scientists in all disciplines of life sciences research. The new solution will showcase at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo '09 in Boston during April 27-29.

"Our life sciences customers rely on Dell because we take the complexity out of research technology deployments. They care about faster simulations and time to results," said August Calhoun, vice president of Dell Life Sciences. "After joint analysis, testing and benchmarks with Panasas, together we are bringing to market an integrated, turnkey BLAST solution with industry-leading performance and management simplicity."

Panasas Inc.