MICROWAY NAMED MASTER DISTRIBUTOR AND EXCLUSIVE SERVICE PROVIDER
FOR API NETWORKS' ALPHA-BASED PRODUCT LINE
Kingston, Mass. -- October 24, 2001 -- Microway, a leading manufacturer of
custom configured Alpha based Linux Beowulf Clusters and UNIX servers, today
announced it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive sales and service
provider of API NetWorks' Alpha-based product line. Through this agreement,
Microway will assume responsibility for servicing API NetWorks' current customer
base located in North and South America, Europe and Japan. This agreement also
names Microway as the master distributor of API NetWorks' Alpha based products
in the named regions. API chose Microway based on the solid combination of
extensive technical expertise, demonstrated financial stability and long
standing experience with Alpha based products.
"As a respected leader in the Supercomputing market, we understand the need of
customers for continued technical support, outstanding service and advanced
technology," said Ann Fried, Chairperson of Microway. "All past API NetWorks'
customers can be assured that Microway has the technology and expertise
necessary to provide ongoing superior service. This exclusive agreement with API
NetWorks allows us to further expand our customer base. In addition, it ensures
that our leadership role in Alpha-based Beowulf clusters will continue for years
Gerry Talbot, President and CTO of API NetWorks commented, "This agreement
demonstrates our commitment to insuring existing customers have access to the
highest quality of service as we focus on the HyperTransport technology market.
Microway is API NetWorks' largest North American reseller. Their experience with
Alpha based products extends over six years and they are recognized as a leading
manufacturer of reliable, high-performance computing solutions in the industry."
Recently API NetWorks shifted focus onto their HyperTransport component
technologies, targeted towards the performance and bandwidth-hungry
communications, networking and storage markets.
About Microway, Inc.
A major vendor in the Supercomputing marketplace, Microway provides state of the
art, cost effective, high end Linux and UNIX solutions to universities,
financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations and government research
agencies worldwide. Incorporated in 1982, the company currently integrates
Alpha, Intel® Pentium, and Athlon processors into Linux and UNIX based clusters,
servers and workstations. Microway also manufactures dual Alpha 21264
motherboards and daughtercards. Its trademarks include NumberSmasher, GigaCube,
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