San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – October 5, 2006 – Data center server and storage products provider, Rackable Systems, Inc., has launched what it says, is the world‘s first publicly-demonstrated cabinet of servers based on the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 Series.
Showcased during Intel President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini’s keynote, the cabinet is populated with 40 Rackable Systems C1000 1U DC Powered servers to achieve industry-leading density levels of eight processing cores per system for a total of 320 cores in a mere 22U footprint.
The new Rackable Systems Quad-Core servers showcased at the Intel Developer Forum leverage DC Power technology, the energy efficient, high performance Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 Series and Rackable Systems hallmark back-to-back mounting to reduce overall power consumption and maximize density to achieve leading performance per watt. The systems will become available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Rackable Systems has also released a new line of servers based on the ultra efficient Low Voltage Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5148 Series, which became available earlier this month. Also available with Rackable Systems’ industry-leading DC Power technology, the new line of servers features highly customizable 1U, 2U and 3U rack-mount configurations designed to optimize power consumption and reduce the cost of data center operations.
Tom Barton, Chief Executive Officer of Rackable Systems remarked, ”Rackable Systems is pleased to be working closely with Intel to optimize density and performance per watt for the data center. Our current Intel Xeon Dual-Core servers feature stunning performance, while our next generation Quad-Core solutions will take that to an even higher level for our customers.”
Kirk Skaugen, Vice President, Digital Enterprise Group at Intel offered, ”We continue to see tremendous innovation from Rackable Systems around the Intel Core Microarchitecture. As a leader in energy efficient, high performance solutions for the data center, Rackable Systems servers are an ideal platform for our lower-wattage Dual-Core and upcoming Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors.”
Designed using industry-standard components with an open architecture approach, Rackable Systems’ broad range of products support the full suite of Intel Xeon processors to provide maximum choice and leading performance per watt. Rackable Systems servers are deployed fully racked and cabled in cabinets holding up to 88 systems. Developed for applications ranging from web hosting to High Performance Computing, Rackable Systems’ designs feature easier serviceability, maximum density and greater thermal efficiency to reduce overall operational expenditures.
Rackable Systems, Inc. is a provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data center deployments. The company’s products are designed to provide benefits in the areas of density, thermal efficiency, serviceability, power distribution and remote management. Founded in 1999 and based in Milpitas, California, Rackable Systems serves Internet, semiconductor design, enterprise software, federal government, entertainment, financial services, oil and gas exploration and biotechnology customers worldwide.
To learn more about Rackable Systems, please visit: www.rackable.com.