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ASPEED Appoints Egenera Executive to Board of Directors

Manca Brings 20 years of Financial Services Application Technology Expertise to ASPEED

NEW YORK (June 19, 2006) — ASPEED Software announced the appointment of Pete Manca, senior VP of engineering for Egenera – and one of the financial industry’s top experts in application and resource utilization – to its board of directors.

Manca, 43, brings more than 20 years of experience in designing and developing software and hardware enterprise computing systems within some of the world’s most demanding IT environments. His wealth of knowledge in virtualization, operating systems and large-scale architectures for financial, life sciences and government organizations will bring valuable industry insights as ASPEED delivers new high performance solutions to market.

“Our customers continually rely on us to maximize existing IT resources, reduce complexity and gain a new level of performance power for their computationally-intense applications,” said Joe McCurdy, CEO of ASPEED Software. “Pete’s expertise in these areas will help us maintain our industry leadership in response to our customers’ needs for speed, optimization and innovation.”

ASPEED is continually raising the bar for application performance and power within distributed computing environments. ACCELLERANT, its application-additive technology, is the only solution allowing investment banks, financial firms, pharmaceutical developers, energy providers and other organizations to tap grid, cluster, multi-core and other high performance computing environments – without altering the underlying algorithmic code and logic critical to informed decision-making.