CANDIA COMPUTING SOLUTIONS AND ASPEED PARTNER

Alliance Delivers High-Performance Solutions for
Compute-Intensive Applications

NEW YORK and SARATOGA, Calif. (August 17, 2005) - Candia Computing Solutions
(CCS), a leading provider of high-performance computing solutions on the
West Coast, and ASPEED(tm) Software have formed an alliance to incorporate
ASPEED's ACCELLERANT(tm) solution into Candia's consulting practice.

The partnership addresses the increasing need to accelerate the migration of
business-critical legacy applications to GRID-enabled and distributed
environments. Working together, CCS and ASPEED will bring the power of
distributed computing to even the most computationally intense applications,
leveraging ASPEED's ACCELLERANT software to move notoriously non-parallel,
non-distributed legacy applications to commodity processor GRIDs quickly,
cost-effectively and with minimal risk.

"We searched long and hard for a product that would meet our customers'
requirement to quickly GRID-enable their applications, without costly
programming," said Xavier Candia, president of Candia Computing Solutions.
"With ACCELLERANT, our clients can easily take advantage of the performance
improvements, cost savings and ROI of GRID, without the time and expense of
re-engineering their applications. It's an exciting solution that really
delivers on the promise."

ASPEED's ACCELLERANT can be seen in action at the Intel Developers' Forum,
Aug. 23 - 25 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, as the company demos
the solution in IDF's Technology Communities for Multi-Core and Digital
Enterprise, where innovation takes center stage.

ACCELLERANT is used by financial services, pharmaceutical and other
organizations that rely on complex applications to leverage new multi-CPU,
cluster and GRID configurations, while ensuring predictable and highly
scalable runtimes. The software provides an expedient path to significantly
reducing time-to-decisions, handling exponentially higher volumes and
delivering more fine-grained analysis for higher precision, using more
cost-effective distributed Linux and Windows-based cluster or GRID
configurations.

"GRID technology acceptance in the U.S. is growing rapidly," said Greg
Ammirati, vice president, worldwide field operations for ASPEED Software.
"Our partnership with Candia Computing Solutions will enable companies
interested in high performance solutions to quickly take advantage of the
cost savings and performance boost of GRID-enabled applications."

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