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Fatal1ty and Fusion-io Join to Launch the ioXtreme at E3


Gaming and performance PC icon Johnathan Wendel touts ioXtreme's ability to take PC performance to a new level

LOS ANGELES - June 2, 2009 - Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel, the world's best known PC gamer, and Fusion-io join up at the Fatal1ty E3 booth to launch the ioXtreme, a solid state storage device for high-performance PCs and workstations using 64 bit operating systems. The ioXtreme eliminates application latency, delivering the kind of storage performance once limited to the world's fastest supercomputers.

Drawing from Fusion-io's industry-leading solid-state technologies, the ioXtreme is a PCI Express card that sits on the system bus filling the performance gap between RAM and disk drives. It adds 80 GB of non-volatile capacity, exponentially accelerating input and output, including file access, and improving application performance dramatically.

The ioXtreme supercharges high-end PCs and workstations. I predict this technology will fundamentally change the way software is designed, allowing developers to create a new class of applications that seamlessly handle massive amounts of data, Fatal1ty said. "Imagine playing the most intense game, working on complex 3-D graphics, manipulating massive files, ripping multiple DVDs and installing a new application -- all simultaneously. The technology is crazy and works at the speed I need.

"Johnathan's experience with high-end computing has given him a unique insight into the disruption our core technology brings to all levels of computing, said Steve Wozniak, chief scientist of Fusion-io. "We look forward to working with an incredible young talent like him. The ioXtreme is a good example of how combining the wisdom of veterans, such as myself, with next generation expertise such as Johnathan's, will take Fusion-io's performance revolution into the future.

Scheduled for release in July at a list price of $895, the ioXteme has been architected for prosumers and extreme PC users and is specifically designed for easy upgrades. Through future software releases, the ioXtreme will be able do far more than application acceleration, including features like boot and transparent data migration. Fusion-io and Fatal1ty will be demonstrating the ioXtreme during E3 in booth #2922 South Hall. For more information about Fusion-io and the ioXtreme visit the ioXtreme site.

About Fusion-io
Fusion-io is a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions. The company's solid-state storage technology closes the gap between processing power and storage needs, delivering breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional disk-based storage systems. The result is a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications.

About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel became the world's first full time professional video gamer in 1999 and since then has dominated competitions all over the world, winning an unprecedented 12 world titles in 5 different games. His dedication to training and maintaining physical fitness has changed the stereotype of a video gamer and now defines the gaming lifestyle. Fatal1ty's quest for even better performance led to the creation of Fatal1ty branded and certified products that now represent the world's leading gaming gear brand and are distributed globally.

Video gaming is organic to a digital lifestyle and Fatal1ty, as the preeminent celebrity in the gaming space, has emerged as a digital lifestyle spokesman because his lifestyle utilizes those things that comprise it. With his expertise and growing celebrity, he is well on his way to becoming the voice for a new digital world.

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