Panasas Wins HPCwire Readers' Choice Award

November 16, 2010

FREMONT, CA and NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for business-critical applications, today announced that its Panasas ActiveStor (PAS) parallel storage products suite won the annual HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for the Best HPC Storage Product or Technology. The award was presented to Panasas president and CEO, Faye Pairman, at the 2010 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC10) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"This acknowledgement by the readers of HPCwire is not only a tremendous honor, but also a validation of our effort to design and deliver parallel storage solutions that push the limits of performance with simplicity," said Pairman. "As a second-time winner of this award, we continue to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the HPC community."

The award-winning PAS product line-up includes the recently introduced PAS 12, the world's fastest parallel storage system that debuted at SC10. Aggregate PAS 12 system performance scales to 150GB/s -- the industry's ultimate system throughput per gigabyte of storage. Together with the Panasas PanFS™ parallel file system, PAS 12 is ideal for highly demanding storage applications in science, energy, government, finance, and other research and development sectors.

"HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community, and these awards spotlight HPC-related companies that make the biggest mindshare impact within this community," said Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire. "The HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards send a strong message to the recipients that those in the global HPC community recognize their work and consider their efforts meritorious. Our congratulations go out to all the winners."

HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the SC conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

More information about these awards can be found at the HPCwire website at http://www.HPCwire.com.

About Panasas
Panasas, Inc., the leader in high-performance parallel storage for business-critical applications, enables customers to rapidly solve complex computing problems, speed innovation, and accelerate new product introduction. All Panasas storage products leverage the patented PanFS™ storage operating system to deliver superior performance, data protection, scalability and manageability. Panasas systems are optimized for demanding storage environments in the energy, government, finance, manufacturing, bioscience and higher education industries. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.

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