Transmeta and Red Hat are behind the offerings of RLX: a company
of former Compaq that's made "density" its watchword with servers
that they say consume a over a tenth less power than Cobalts and
80% less heat. This might not be the best time for new companies to
try to get their foot in the door, but RLX is making the effort and
Linux is an important part of their strategy.
"RLX Technologies Tuesday joined the growing crowd of
vendors making strides toward ultra-dense, power-efficient servers
with the release of its RLX 324 Web server.
...The RLX 324 is a turnkey solution designed to fit into an
enterprise's established environment with minimal configuration,
Swaverly told ServerWatch. Enterprises have the option of
configuring ServerBlades to work with Windows 2000 or Red Hat
Linux. Both are preloaded and carry a wide assortment of preloaded
tools to simplify deployment and improve ease of use.
The ServerBlades consume 80 percent less power than traditional
Web servers at peak performance and generate 80 percent less heat.
At the idle state, each ServerBlade consumes 7 watts of
electricity, a sharp contrast to Cobalt's 72 watts and Compaq's 75
watts, Swaverly said."