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Linux Magazine: x86: The Next Generation

Apr 22, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"Linux Magazine has seen the future, and it looks a lot like the dual-Opteron-powered Newisys 2100 ECS server. This revolutionary machine, which goes on sale tomorrow to coincide with the launch of the AMD Opteron processor, represents the future of Linux server computing...

"Why are we so jazzed about this box? Newisys and AMD have managed to fit twin Opteron processors, up to 16 GB of RAM (yes, sixteen gigabytes), an Ultra320 SCSI disk system with 2 drive bays, a CD-ROM drive, a floppy drive, twin Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an integrated systems management card (think web-based Compaq Insight Manager on steroids, running its own dedicated PowerPC embedded Linux machine) all in a 1U rackmount machine. And the thing practically makes no noise and gives off no heat whatsoever. (Try that with an Itanium 2 or a Xeon configuration, folks. You'll be lucky to fit that in 2U or 4U, and you'll probably be able to cook your breakfast on the casing...)"

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