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LinuxPR: Original Linux Labs Introduces First 1U Rackmount Duron Server

Aug 24, 2000, 19:57 (2 Talkback[s])

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"The original Linux Labs (since 1995, not the new "Linux Lab") has introduced a 1U rackmount server using AMD's Duron processor. The new Duron 1U server comes preconfigured with Debian or Redhat GNU/Linux and serial console. Web-based system administration tools are included as part of the base system."

"This Duron 1U server packs a powerful punch in a minimum of rack space. In its 1U (1.75") case height, this server, configured with a base 700Mhz Duron chip, runs idle at more than 1400 Bogomips. By way of comparison, a similarly-configured AMD 550 Mhz K6-2 idles at just above 1100 Bogomips. Comparing with Celerons, an article on Ars Technica's web site states, "The Duron handily beats out the Celeron (even when overclocked up to a 100MHz FSB) and even beats the Pentium III at the same speed at times." http://www.ars-technica.com/reviews/2q00/duron/duron-3.html). As stated in Tom's Hardware, "In fact Duron wipes the floor with Intel's Celeron processor..." (http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/00q2/000619/duron-08.html)."

"The Duron processor runs cooler than an AMD K6-2 chip in the same configuration, which reduces the risk of overheating. The 1U-height space, however, even for the Duron chip, creates cooling isues which should be addressed by any engineering firm preparing servers for mission critical uses. Linux Labs has engineered and extensively tested special cooling solutions for both the K6-2 and the Duron chips for use in 1U servers. Linux Labs' engineers are confident the special design of these servers overcome any concern about overheating, under even the heaviest loads."

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