NEC Unveils New High-End Servers
Along with the new Itanium-based servers, NEC Solutions also rolled out a Linux-based fault-tolerant server.NEC Solutions America Inc. on Monday unveiled a new series of high-end servers based on Intel Corp.s Itanium 2 chip. The Sacramento, Calif., company also rolled out a Linux-based fault-tolerant server that features many of the same capabilities found in its Intel-based servers, including lock-step processing to ensure processors work simultaneously and hot-swappable components. At the Supercomputing 2002 show in Baltimore, NEC Solutions announced its Express5800/1000 series of high-end servers, which include an eight-way rack system called the Express5800/1080Rc and a 16-way server called the Express5800/1160Xc. The Express5800/1320Xc is a 32-way system.
All three servers include memory capacity of up to 256GB and expansion capabilities of up to 112 PCI-X slots. They also feature up to eight partitions and hot-swappable components.