“BlazeFS” To Produce Significantly Higher Transfer Rates

CHIPPEWA VALLEY, WI, January 4, 2006-Small Tree Communications (booth
#2411), an industry leader in providing unique, state-of-the-art enterprise
networking solutions for Mac OS X, will be demonstrating BlazeFS, a new
remote file sharing system designed specifically for Macs, during the
MacWorld Expo in San Francisco. BlazeFS is a high performance file system
designed to work in concert with the high performance networking products
Small Tree is noted for, such as 10Gb Ethernet and InfiniBand. BlazeFS
provides remote file sharing that is completely transparent to client
applications and works as if the user were accessing files on a local disk.
Additionally, BlazeFS can drive data to the maximum speed of a Gigabit
Ethernet link.

BlazeFS offers users the ability to store large data files, such as
uncompressed HD video, on a file server rather than local to each client
and allows clients to access these files at speeds similar to the local
disk. BlazeFS will benefit all users sharing data, but will especially be
useful in those industries where significantly large data files need to be
transferred between users, including video editing, content creation, print
media, and rendering farms.

To validate performance and stability, Small Tree tested and achieved
exceptional results with BlazeFS using the demanding application Final Cut
Pro HD, the professional video industry’s benchmark tool for precise

“Increasing network performance is essential to the creative process,”
stated Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. “There’s
nothing more frustrating then having work sessions interrupted and
inhibited by slow network performance – it’s like having a great engine in
a car but not having it tuned properly to take advantage of all the
horsepower. BlazeFS will maximize workflow, enabling the professional
workforce to be more efficient and effective.”

About Small Tree Communications
Small Tree Communications is dedicated to providing unique leading edge
enterprise networking solutions to the Mac. With world-class high
performance computing experience from its team of networking and kernel
developers, Small Tree brings new technology peripheral products to meet
the demanding application requirements of Mac customers. Small Tree
provides leading edge InfiniBand solutions and offers copper and
optic-based multi-port gigabit Ethernet cards and 10Gb Ethernet adapters
for the Mac. For more information, please visit