Spectra Logic Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

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DENVER, Colo.—Nov. 20, 2013—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of award winners is available on the HPCwire.com website.

Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Appliance received the Editor’s Choice Award and was recognized as one of the Top 5 New Products or Technologies.

“Spectra Logic is gratified that our BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance has been recognized as a Top New Product by HPCwire and its editors,” said Molly Rector, Spectra Logic’s executive vice president of product management and worldwide marketing. “BlackPearl and our newly launched DS3 interface to our tape libraries enable long term storage users with very large data sets, including those in HPC markets such as oil and gas exploration, life sciences, and government and universities, among others, to save time and money by incorporating low cost, high density, scalable deep storage for just pennies per gigabyte into their fast-growth data environments.”

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The highly coveted HPCwire Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice Awards winners are selected by a polling of HPCwire’s global audience for the Readers’ Choice, combined with winners selected by a panel of editors, staff executives and HPC luminaries for the Editor’s Choice. The formal presentation of the awards takes place during the week of the Supercomputing Conference each year, which focuses upon high performance computing, hardware, software, networking, storage, and scientific breakthroughs. Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious awards presented during the conference, the awards honor demonstrated excellence and outstanding technological advancements achieved by the HPC community.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to publicly recognize the organizations and individuals whose hard work, dedication, and efforts over the past year have contributed to scientific discoveries and new breakthroughs in emerging technologies that will benefit mankind,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc. “The awards represent the highest level of recognition given by the high performance computing community to its own for their contributions to the advancement of science and technology. Our warmest congratulations go out to all the recipients of this year’s awards.”

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About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection and backup solutions through tape backup and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies. Throughout our 30-plus-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com

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