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Isilon CTO Addresses Life Science Data Storage Challenges at Harvard Medical School's BioMedical HPC Leadership Summit

End-User Panel on Managing Biomedical Storage Growth Includes Isilon

Customer the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Among Other Leading

Biomedical Institutions

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Isilon Chief Technology Officer Paul Rutherford will address the growing data storage challenges facing life science research organizations as part of the Harvard Medical School's BioMedical HPC Leadership Summit, October 5-7, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Rutherford will be participating on an Executive Panel, featuring representatives from Intel, the SAS Institute and others, focused on overcoming the challenges associated with managing, archiving and retrieving large and rapidly growing stores of critical research data in Petabyte-scale life science and bioinformatics environments. The Executive Panel is today, October 7, from 9:00-10:15 a.m. ET, at the Harvard Medical School Conference Center in Boston, MA.

"In today's life science research environments, the amount of data being created by next-generation instruments threatens to overwhelm existing storage infrastructures, slowing research productivity and dramatically increasing costs. To stay ahead of such extreme data growth and maximize the value of this truly mission-critical information, research organizations must be able to efficiently store, access and analyze this data at an unprecedented rate," said Paul Rutherford, CTO, Isilon Systems. "Isilon clustered storage, with its highly scalable, high-performance, pay-as-you-grow architecture, is specifically designed to effectively store and manage rapidly growing stores of file-based information -- such as biomedical research data -- helping leading life science organizations to focus on their science, not their storage."

In addition to Mr. Rutherford's participation in the Executive Panel, Matthew Trunnell, Manager of Research Computing at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an Isilon customer, will be presenting as part of an end-user panel on Managing Biomedical Storage Growth, today, from 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET.

Further information on the BioMedical HPC Leadership Summit at Harvard Medical School can be found at:

Powered by OneFS(R), Isilon IQ X-Series delivers the industry's first single file system that unifies and provides instant and ubiquitous access to the rapidly growing stores of file-based data, setting the standard for scale out file storage. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's award-winning IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 1920, 3000, 6000, 9000, 12000, Accelerator-x, and EX 6000, 9000 and 12000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications including SnapshotIQ(R), SmartConnect(TM), SmartQuotas(TM), and SyncIQ(R) that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.

About Isilon Systems

Isilon Systems (NASDAQ: ISLN) is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and software for file-based data, enabling enterprises to transform data into information - and information into breakthroughs. Isilon's award- winning family of IQ clustered storage systems combines Isilon's OneFS operating system software with the latest advances in industry-standard hardware to deliver modular, pay-as-you-grow, enterprise-class storage systems. Isilon's clustered storage solutions speed access to critical business information while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of storing it. Information about Isilon can be found at

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