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ServerWatch: RLX Combines Server Density With Power Savings

May 08, 2001, 16:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

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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."

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