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For Release 4/22/03

Monarch Computer Introduces
AMD OpteronTM Processor-based Server Systems

New Line of 64-bit Servers
Based on new AMD Opteron Processor

Atlanta - April 22, 2003 - Monarch Computer, the Tucker, Georgia manufacturer of pre-built Personal Computers, award-winning CAD and Corporate Workstations, as well as Mid-to-High-End Servers today introduces a new server line-up powered by the AMD OpteronÔ processor.

Fully customizable, the new Monarch Computer Enterprise G64 line of servers will be shipped with memory configurations that range from 512 megabytes to up to 16 gigabytes of DDR SDRAM, as well as hard drive storage in the multi-terabyte range. Designed for the enterprise market, the servers will be available in pedestal, 1U, 2U, and 4U rackmount configurations and are also designed to be fully redundant with hot swap power and storage capabilities. Because the AMD Opteron processor uses AMD64 architecture, the new Monarch Computer Servers are backward compatible with all existing x86 applications. This will allow for a seamless transition from 32-bit to 64-bit applications. Additionally, the new server line ships with the most robust server management software ever available in a Monarch Computer system. The management software allows IT managers to power cycle the servers, make BIOS changes and install updates from a remote location.

"The ability to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications and operating systems makes the

AMD Opteron processor a very flexible option," said Jason Valdes, Monarch Computer's Product Manager. "Enterprise IT departments with plans to migrate to 64-bit software in the future but need to introduce new hardware now will see immediate benefits by rolling out the new line of

AMD Opteron processor-based servers. They will also reap impressive rewards when transitioning to a 64-bit OS and applications."

"Monarch Computer offers an excellent server system based on the AMD Opteron processor," said Ben Williams, director, AMD's Server/Workstation Business Segment. "The AMD Opteron processor offers increased performance and reliability for 32-bit applications and provides a simplified migration path to high performance 64-bit computing."

AMD OpteronTM Processor-Based Server Available Now

Monarch Computer's enterprise G64 server line based on the AMD Opteron processor is presently available at Monarch Computer's website, www.monarchcomputer.com. Custom server orders can take as long as 7-15 working days from the order date to shipment. Additional time may be required for terabyte-class storage servers to allow for system burn-in and testing. Questions about server configurations or concerns about specific application issues should be directed to Monarch Computer's technical sales associates at 1-8-MONARCHPC (866-627-2472).

About Monarch Computer

Monarch Computer is a leading provider of high quality, pre-built Personal Computers, award-winning CAD and Corporate Workstations, as well as Mid-to-High-End Servers. Due to its industry leading service and support, Monarch is now recognized as one of the top-100 system builders in the USA by NASBA, and is rated in the top 10 of companies to purchase a computer or upgrades from based on service and price on www.resellerratings.com

Founded in 1991 in Tucker, GA as a computer parts distributor, and builder of custom computer systems for the general public, government and educational institutions, Monarch Computer recently received an award from the Linux Journal for best technical workstation of the year, and honored as the Ultimate Linux Box.

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Monarch, Monarch Computer Systems, and www.Monarchcomputer.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Monarch Computer Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

AMD, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Press Contact for Monarch Computer:
Trey Harris
Marketing Manager

770-939-8886 x 24

For More Information on Monarch Computer:
http://www.monarchcomputer.com

┬ęCopyright 2003 Monarch Computer Systems, Inc.