Xyratex to Drive Discussion About High Performance Computing Data Storage at SC12

 Xyratex to Drive Discussion About High Performance Computing Data Storage at

Xyratex ClusterStor™High Performance Computing data storage solutions now
available through Dell

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Nov. 12, 2012

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced it will
have a strong presence at SC12, the premier international conference for
high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis to be held
this week in Salt Lake City. Xyratex will showcase its HPC data storage
solutions and demonstrate the value it brings to the market through a number
of speeches and presentations, as well as in its booth exhibition.

Xyratex also today announced that its Xyratex ClusterStor™ family of
integrated Lustre® HPC data storage solutions are available through Dell
(Nasdaq: DELL).  With Dell's significant footprint in the commercial sector,
HPC customers will now be able to scale both storage performance and capacity
while aggressively reducing space, power and administrative overhead.

"We've been very pleased with the market adoption of the ClusterStor 6000 HPC
data storage solution we launched this summer, and we continue to see terrific
results from our ongoing investment in the ClusterStor software management
framework and the Lustre file system," said Ken Claffey, senior director of
the ClusterStor business line at Xyratex. "We look forward to showing SC12
attendees the latest advancements we've been working on around these products
and others, and how our work is delivering significant value to the HPC end

Xyratex will deliver several presentations during SC12:

  oLustre inventor and Xyratex Chief Software Architect Dr. Peter Braam will
    speak at an EOFS Birds of Feather panel about the progress of the
    Exa-scale I/O Initiative on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 12:15 p.m.
  oDr. Braam also will sit on an Exa-scale and Big Data IO panel on
    Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
  oXyratex will coordinate, and Ken Claffey will moderate, a "Boosting
    European HPC Value Chain" panel session for the European Technology
    Platform for High Performance Computing on Wednesday, Nov.14 at 10:30 a.m.
  oXyratex staff will lead presentations at several exhibitor booths on
    Wednesday, Nov. 14, including Adaptive Computing at 11 a.m., Mellanox at
    1:15 p.m. and Intel at 3:35 p.m.
  oXyratex staff will present new Lustre technology and concepts at the
    OpenSFS booth at 10:30 a.m. on both Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov.

Demonstrations of ClusterStor 6000, the next generation ClusterStor Manager
user interface and other Xyratex products will take place at the Xyratex
booth, #123.

About Xyratex

Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the United
Kingdom, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational
facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

Lustre is a registered trademark of Oracle. Other names may be trademarks of
their respective owners.

SOURCE Xyratex

Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-510-687-5260,
bdriver@xyratex.com, or Mike Stolz, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances,
+1-952-303-4780, mstolz@xyratex.com, both of Xyratex
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