MPC Releases New Server, Notebooks
MPC Computers LLC on Monday continued its drive to grow its product line beyond desktops.MPC Computers LLC on Monday continued its drive to grow its product line beyond desktops, unveiling a new four-way server and two new notebooks aimed at the enterprise and government spaces. MPCformerly MicronPCrolled out its NetFrame 6600 server, which is powered by up to four Intel Corp. 2GHz Xeon MP processors and offers up to 2MB of Level 3 on-die cache. The Xeon chips also feature Intels hyperthreading technology, which enables a single processor to act as two virtual chips. The 6600, which comes in 4U rack-optimized or 7U pedestal configurations, also offers Ultra 320 hard drives and an integrated Ultra 320, and can be expanded with up to 10 hot-swappable hard drives that could mean more than 1TB of internal storage.
The server is available now with a basic configuration price of $7,049. That includes a single 1.5GHz Xeon MP chip and 512MB of SDRAM. The 6600 is a refreshed version of the Nampa, Idaho, companys four-way NetFrame 6500, with more powerful features such as a 533 front-side bus and the integrated Ultra 320 drives, said Paul Petersen, vice president of product marketing and development.