San Francisco 13 August 2002 At Linux World, HPC Systems, Inc. and MSI, with the help of AMD's multi-processing technology, launched the revolutionary new A.Serv A120 Rackmount Server featuring HPC Systems, Inc.'s high-density server architecture, MSI's K7D Master Dual AMD Athlon MP motherboard and dual AMD Athlon MP processors, up to Model 2100+.
At a depth of only 15", the A120 can be stacked back-to-back so up to 4 processors, with over thirteen Gigaflops (billion instructions per second) of computing power, can fit in a 1U space per server, making the A120 the densest and fastest AMD dual processor 1U rackmount server available today. The A120's high density and performance make it ideal for high performance computing applications.
Starting at a price of just $1,495, the A120 1U is also one of the most cost-effective yet high performance 1U rackmount servers available today combining high-speed performance with AMD reliability and scalability.
Engineered for demanding computing environments, the HPC Systems, Inc.'s A.Serv A120 Server features HPC Systems, Inc.'s unique DoubleStack back-to-back high-density architecture allowing twice the density in 1U. This is perfect for applications such as clustering, where space utilisation and maximum manageability is a large concern. Applications include scientific research, bioinformatics and drug discovery, financial risk analysis, oil and gas exploration, telecom, CAD/CAM/CAE and digital content creation (DCC).
The A120 also features HPC Systems, Inc.'s MaxNetwork technology with support for up to four 10/100BT Fast Ethernet adapters, for the ultimate in network flexibility. The A120 is designed around MSI's K7D Master L motherboard featuring the AMD-760 MPX chipset with support for up to 4GB of fast PC2100 Double Data Rate (DDR) ECC memory and an integrated 10/100BT Fast Ethernet adapter. In addition, the A120 supports up to 200GB of hard disk storage, incorporates a 64-bit 66MHz PCI Riser Slot for easy upgrading and offers options for high-speed interconnects such as Dolphin SCI, Myrinet and Infiniband.
The A120 supports all industry-standard operating system platforms including Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows. As part of the HPC Systems, Inc.'s A.Serv family of high-density rackmount servers, the A120 also features HPC Systems, Inc.'s patent-pending ServerKool and CPUKool technologies produce an efficient and cool operating environment for optimal server performance. "The A120 Server represents a quantum leap in server density and performance leveraging MSI, HPC Systems, Inc. and AMD's leadership in computing technologies", stated Steve Hsia, Server Product Manager for MSI Computer.
At the heart of HPC Systems, Inc.'s 1U is AMD's high performance AMD Athlon MP CPU, featuring innovative technologies such as 3DNow! Professional technology and QuantiSpeed architecture, which allows the AMD Athlon MP processor to accomplish more work per clock cycle (IPC) when compared to other competing processors and achieve high operating frequencies. The QuantiSpeed architecture is the key element that provides the AMD Athlon MP processor with superior application performance.
- AMD Athlon MP CPU, up to 2100+
- MSI K7D Master L Motherboard
- AMD-760 MPX Chipset
- Up to 4GB of PC2100 DDR Memory on four DIMM sockets
- Support for 1 IDE hard disk drive with up to 200GB of storage capacity
- Ultra ATA/100 IDE Controller
- Integrated 100BT Fast Ethernet network adapter, up to 4 10/100BT Ethernet Adapters
- Optional Gigabit Ethernet, Dolphin SCI, Myrinet and Infiniband high-speed interconnects
- 2 USB, 2 Serial, 1 Parallel Port
- 64-bit 66MHz PCI expansion slot on Riser
- HPC Systems, Inc.'s 1U Rackmount Chassis (Dimensions: 1.75"H x 17.25"W x 15"D)
- Support for Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows XP/NT/2000
- HPC Systems, Inc.'s ServerKool and CPUKool cooling technologies
- HPC Systems, Inc.'s ServerMonitor server health monitoring and alert system
The A.Serv A120 1U RackServer is available immediately from HPC Systems, Inc. with AMD Athlon MP processors 1600+, 1800+, 1900+, 2000+ and 2100+ and are priced at $1495, $1695, $1895, $2095 and $2395, respectively. Standard configurations include dual AMD Athlon MP CPU, 40GB 7200RPM IDE hard drive and 256MB PC2100 DDR memory.
HPC Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of high-density server, storage and networking solutions. HPC Systems, Inc.'s innovative products include the eiNAS network attached storage filers offering up to the highest density storage available today at 1.28TB per 1U and SCA Supercomputer Cluster Arrays offering Teraflop performance from under $200/GFlop. HPC Systems, Inc.'s customers include Fortune 500 corporations, leading universities and educational institutions and growing small and medium-sized businesses from over 30 countries around the world
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