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Tokyo Institute of Technology Selects ClearSpeed for Sun Microsystems Supercomputer
[November 15, 2005]

Tokyo Institute of Technology Selects ClearSpeed for Sun Microsystems Supercomputer

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 15, 2005 -- ClearSpeed Technology (LSE:CSD) today announced that it was selected by Tokyo Institute of Technology as part of Sun's strategy of delivering leading edge solutions to the high performance computing market. As an immediate outcome ClearSpeed Advance(TM) boards met the performance, power consumption and cost requirements of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for a major system to be installed in 2006.

"We see ClearSpeed as delivering a key technology for the next wave of cluster development and are delighted that the value of this within Sun's solutions was immediately validated by the Tokyo Institute of Technology win," said Marc Hamilton, director of technology, global education and research at Sun Microsystems.

As a major step in its strategy for high performance computing, Sun announced its partnership with AMD in 2004. The addition of ClearSpeed is intended to extend Sun's ability to achieve the balance of meeting customer's most intense peak performance needs with minimal change to the total power consumption of the system. The importance of this is that -- whether in engineering, financial, or scientific markets -- power consumption has an increasingly significant impact on infrastructure and cost of ownership as customers seek to increase their computing performance. Consistent with this, the Tokyo Institute of Technology set a maximum power budget as one of the key criteria in its bid process.

As another key milestone, Sun and ClearSpeed will be collaborating to show the first public demonstrations of the ClearSpeed Advance(TM) board in Sun Java(TM) Workstation W2100z systems at the Supercomputing 2005 Conference in Seattle. At over three times the sustained performance at the same level of power consumption, this accelerated system demonstrates a break-through in the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processors for power-efficient delivery of LINPACK, one of the key benchmarks for the high performance computing industry.

"We're pleased to be chosen as a partner by Sun and see this as an endorsement of ClearSpeed's contribution to the next wave of cluster development," said Tom Beese, ClearSpeed CEO.

About ClearSpeed

Established in 1997, ClearSpeed Technology is a semiconductor company focused on delivering high performance co-processors to be used alongside general purpose processors in the world's most compute-intensive applications. ClearSpeed's advanced multi-threaded array processing technology provides the ability to significantly accelerate data-intensive applications at extremely low power. Products include chips, boards, software tools, applications and support. ClearSpeed has offices in San Jose, Calif. and Bristol, UK and has over 67 patents granted and pending. For more information on ClearSpeed, visit

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