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CNET: Egenera to debut $250,000 Linux server

Sep 04, 2001, 01:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
Server start-up Egenera will debut its high-end Linux server Sept. 11, a model for financial-services customers that will cost at least $250,000.

Egenera's nearly 7-foot-tall BladeFrame system can hold as many as 24 servers , each a two- or four-processor model, said Vern Brownell, Egenera chief technology officer and former Goldman Sachs CTO. Each processor "blade," which doesn't include its own hard disk, can be assigned to take over if another one fails by assuming the failed computer's network identity and storage system.

The first models will use current Pentium III chips running at 1GHz or newer Pentium III-M "Tualatin " models running at 1.26GHz, Brownell said. Later this year, the company will begin selling the systems with 2GHz Xeon chips, a version of the Pentium 4 geared for server use. "

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