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Axceleon's EnFuzion Deployed by France and England National Grid Operators

Global utility heavyweights choose EnFuzion to analyze power system scenarios

April 21, 2002 -- Sunnyvale, Calif. - Axceleon, leaders in computational grid software, announced today that Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) and National Grid Company, the operators of the transmission systems in France, England, and Wales, are using EnFuzion to automate and accelerate Assess, a leading power systems analysis application.

Assess, which is a product developed and funded by an engineering team at RTE with funding and support from National Grid, is a power systems analysis solution. Assess is easily distributed in a grid computing environment, therefore Axceleon's EnFuzion is a perfect fit for automating and accelerating Assess. The simulation steps of Assess are very computationally demanding, but because each simulation is independent of each other, these simulations can be distributed and automated by EnFuzion. EnFuzion is currently used to manage and automate the processes on available computers. Axceleon's EnFuzion has proven to be very successful for RTE and National Grid. Members of the engineering teams have been using HP-UX servers with several PCs running Windows NT to simulate ten different scenarios simultaneously while solving 500 different scenarios in just a couple of hours.

"EnFuzion has played a key role in managing and automating Assess," said Jean-Philippe Paul, Managing Engineer at RTE. "We have been very happy with EnFuzion and its ability to manage hundreds of jobs simultaneously, while significantly accelerating simulations times."

Electricity operators, such as RTE and National Grid, currently use EnFuzion to manage, automate, and speed up calculations of power systems analysis. By deploying EnFuzion, these corporations are able to save a great deal of time and resources.

"EnFuzion has proven to be a key technology to several leading energy firms," said Robert Graziotto, Vice President at Axceleon. "We are very pleased to be working with RTE and National Grid, and excited that they are using EnFuzion with their world class application, Assess."

About EnFuzion:

Axceleon's EnFuzion gives companies, such as RTE and National Grid, the ability to turn existing IT infrastructure into high-speed, fault-tolerant, highly available supercomputers. EnFuzion automates parametric studies, where the same application is executed several times with multiple sets of input parameters. Parametric studies are labor intensive and subject to errors. With EnFuzion, users are able to reduce time consuming manual tasks, eliminate errors and deliver results faster. EnFuzion works with Windows, Linux and Unix based operating systems, and utilizes all available computing hardware, including idle desktops, dedicated servers, rack mounted servers and blade servers.

About Axceleon:

Axceleon is revolutionizing the high-performance grid computing market with its EnFuzion™ software. EnFuzion gives organizations the ability to automate applications and gain faster computing results with their existing heterogeneous hardware and software computing environments. Whether deployed on dedicated servers or idle desktops across an enterprise, EnFuzion reduces application execution time and delivers a tangible Return-on-Investment (ROI). To learn more about EnFuzion visit http://www.axceleon.com.

 

**Editors note** The National Grid of England and Wales can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/

**Editors note** The Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.rte-france.com/

Axceleon and EnFuzion are trademarks of Axceleon, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective holders.