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LinuxWorld: Meet the SGI 1400L

Dec 06, 1999, 17:16 (3 Talkback[s])
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"With competitive performance, serious support, and useful new patches to the kernel, SGI can be proud of its Linux-loaded 1400L. But the server has its problems, including an awkward physical design, a lack of good documentation, and difficulty handling RAID."

"SGI (the company formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc.) officially entered the Linux market with its 1400L Intel-based server series. Although there are many SGI machines out there already running Linux, this is the first that is manufactured and marketed by, and that has the full support of, SGI itself."

"The 1400L was designed to compete with similar products from Dell (the 6300 series), Compaq (the ProLiant 6000 series), and IBM (the Netfinity 5500 series). Each of these rivals can support up to four Intel Pentium III Xeon processors, about five to eight hot-swappable drives with internal RAID controllers, and up to 4 GB of RAM, and provide dual hot-swap power supplies as well. These machines are designed to be quickly serviceable, and come in tower- and rack-mountable models."

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