College of Computing at Georgia Tech Teams Up with Cisco on New Supercomputing Platform

September 27, 2005

ATLANTA, September 28, 2005 – The College of Computing at Georgia Tech, a national leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress, today announced that its Computational Science and Engineering division (CSE) has
deployed an innovative, high-performance supercomputing platform using networking technologies from Cisco Systems® (NASDAQ: CSCO).  Researchers plan to use the system to leverage its multi-scale modeling expertise and build upon Federal and State transportation data to discover cost-effective ways to address the considerable traffic problems of major metropolitan areas.

“Technology is an important enabler for institutions like the College of Computing to innovate and advance research in cutting-edge areas such as multi-scale modeling,” said Krish Ramakrishnan, VP and GM for Server Networking and Virtualization at Cisco Systems, “Our high-performance InfiniBand-based switching solutions combined with our VFrame(tm) software suite for I/O and server virtualization provide a very fast, flexible, and economic research environment for our customers. Cisco is excited to help the College of Computing at Georgia Tech further establish itself as a leader in high performance research grids with this best-of-breed system.”

Implementing Cisco’s Server Fabric Switch (SFS) InfiniBand solutions, the College of Computing’s newly installed computing cluster will greatly expand its enterprise research capacity in areas such as multi-scale modeling. Cisco’s InfiniBand and unified input/output (I/O) technologies will enable the College of Computing to provide a dedicated, flexible and high-performance resource for its academic and research faculty and students, whose work has helped Georgia Tech to rank among the nation’s top research campuses in the United States.

“As a national leader in computing research and education,the College of Computing’s groundbreaking achievements
in multi-scale modeling has led to safety and efficiency improvements for homes, buildings and even traveling,” said
Rich DeMillo, dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. “With ongoing support from best-of-breed solutions
providers such as Cisco Systems, the College of Computing will continue to provide the dynamic computing environment
necessary to foster innovative research and drive social and scientific progress.”

About the College of Computing at Georgia Tech
The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is a national leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress. With its graduate program ranked 12th nationally by U.S. News and World
Report, the College’s unconventional approach to education is pioneering the new era of computing by expanding the horizons of traditional computer science students through interdisciplinary collaboration and a focus on human centered solutions. For more information about the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, its academic divisions and research centers, please visit www.cc.gatech.edu.