U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, co-chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Caucus, announced Wednesday that he will co-sponsor S.2176, the High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004, to put the Untied States at the forefront of high-performance computing that is critical to scientific advancements and commercial competitiveness.

Ascential Software Corporation announced today that the Ascential Enterprise Integration Suite(TM) will support IBM's risk and compliance offering announced earlier today. The solution helps banks, brokerages, and other financial services companies manage the information management challenges presented by the New Capital Accord (Basel II). These solutions help organizations extend the benefits of compliance to help improve performance, reduce operations costs, and enhance service levels.

Extending the Company's leadership in protecting data across Oracle-based environments, BakBone Software, a global provider of data backup and recovery software, today announced broad support for Oracle Database 10g across Linux, UNIX and Windows platforms. As part of BakBone's commitment to Oracle 10g technology, BakBone will highlight NetVault support for Oracle 10g at CeBIT 2004 and at other Oracle events throughout the year. BakBone has already demonstrated its support for Oracle 10g at LinuxWorld in New York and at OracleWorld Tokyo in December within Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Pavilion.

3ware(R), Inc., a leading provider of high capacity, switched Serial ATA (SATA) RAID storage solutions, today introduced its fastest RAID controllers to date. The groundbreaking Escalade(R) 9000 Series of hardware RAID controllers enable a completely new class of SATA RAID storage solutions for high performance computing applications. Shipping to OEMs, VARs, and system integrators worldwide, the new controllers will be available in 12, 8, and 4-port configurations in early Q2, 2004.

Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd. (ADTX), a leading provider of reliable and affordable high performance computer storage, announced Pinnacle Systems' qualification of the new ADTX L Series RAID system for use with CineWave. This RAID system combines a 2Gb Fibre Channel interface with the breakthrough technology of Serial ATA (SATA) and state-of-the-art ADTX-specific features to create a solution for some of the most demanding video applications.

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