NEC Readies New Servers
NEC is preparing to roll out several new servers over the next few months as it continues to try to expand its U.S. presence.NEW YORKNEC Solutions America Inc. is preparing to roll out several new servers over the next few months as it continues to try to expand its U.S. presence. The Sacramento, Calif., company in the third quarter will release to new systems in its fault tolerant line of servers targeted at the mid-market and high end. The new systems will build off NECs Express5800/320Lb blade server configuration, according to officials here at the CeBIT America show. In addition, later this month, NEC will refresh its line of Intel Corp.-based high-availability servers with the new Itanium 2 6M chipcode-named Madison. The Express5800/1000 series32-way systems that include three versions, the 1080Rc, 1160Xc and 1320Xcwill be fitted with the 1.5GHz Itanium 2 6M and 6MB of Level 3 cache, said Mike Mitsch, senior marketing director of server products.
The new systems come at a time of transition for NEC Solutions America, which this week introduced a new president and CEO. Effective next week, Toshimitsu Iwanami is replacing Norio Tanoue. Also new to the company is Larry Sheffield, a long-time IBM and SGI veteran who was recently appointed senior vice president, where he will focus on servers.