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BW: Penguin Computing Announces Second Generation 8-Way Xeon Server

“San Francisco-based Penguin Computing announced the second
generation of its eight-processor Pentium III Xeon enterprise
server, the Penguin 8500. Directed at the most demanding
applications from e-commerce to scientific computing, the 8500
offers virtually unlimited expansion and numerous high-availability
features combined with the stability and cost-effectiveness of the
Linux operating system.

“On April 8th, Penguin released its first-generation eight-way
SMP server,” says Sam Ockman, President and CEO of Penguin. “We’ve
now had six months of experience running Linux on eight-way
machines, which is more than any other company. We will continue to
deliver the most powerful and reliable systems on the market.”

“In addition to eight of the most powerful Intel processors
currently available, the most recent addition to Penguin’s line of
rackmount servers has ten 64-bit PCI slots (four of them running at
66 MHz) and hot-swappable power supplies, fans, and hard drives. It
fits into a 7U rackmount chassis with a modular design that allows
easy access to all parts of the system.”


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