For more information Donovan Systems Pte Ltd Gary Foong (65) 284-4300 Email: [email protected] For immediate release Penguin64, the first 64-bit Linux machine on the market to be unveiled at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose on 2-4 March 1999 SINGAPORE - February 24, 1999 -- Donovan Systems Pte Ltd, the leading manufacturer and provider of SPARC compatible systems and RAID subsystems in Singapore, today unveiled the Penguin64^Ù, the first commercially-supported 64-bit Linux server that provides Internet connectivity, e-mail, fax and other Web and network file services for small to medium-sized businesses and educational organizations. "Donovan is the pioneer in offering a commercially-supported 64-bit Linux system based on Sun's UltraSPARC technology," said Mun-Keong Foong, CEO of Donovan Systems. "The Penguin64 is an ideal solution for businesses and schools who are looking for a high-performance Linux servers or workstations that are easy to use, scalable, upgradable, extensible, and have a low cost of ownership." Donovan's Penguin64 is built on Sun's Ultra AXi motherboard and powered by a 300-MHz UltraSPARC-IIi processor with a fully integrated 512KB external cache. It is completely upgradeable to a faster UltraSPARC-IIi processor with speed of 333MHz, 360MHz and higher. The system can support up to 1GB of memory, enabling it to support memory-intensive applications like RDBMS. "We are pleased that Donovan, a leading system integrator of SPARC-based systems in Asia, has built a high-performance UltraSPARC-based product running the Linux operating system," said Marge Breya, vice president of marketing for Sun Microsystems, Microelectronics. "With the addition of Penguin64 to their product offering, Donovan can now offer its customers the 64-bit performance advantage of either Solaris or Linux, the two fastest growing enterprise operating environments." With the built-in 10/100MB Fast Ethernet and Ultra-Wide SCSI, its unmatched bandwidth performance is an ideal solution for network environment. Penguin64 also support up to two 36GB 7,200 or 10,000 RPM Ultra-Wide SCSI drives, with a maximum I/O throughput of up to 40MB/sec and three front-accessible 5.25" SCSI devices such as CD-ROM, tape drive and optical drive. It can also support the latest Ultra2 SCSI (80MB/sec) drives with our optional PCI Ultra2 LVD host adapter. Six 33/66MHz industry standard PCI slots provide an optimized I/O, while allowing the user to utilize the growing variety of PCI-based adapter cards available today. The Penguin64 can be easily converted into a workstation by adding optional graphics card and monitor. Software configuration The Penguin64 is pre-loaded with the 64-bit UltraPenguin version 1.2 operating system. UltraPenguin is the 64-bit version of Linux for SPARC. Penguin64 is also 100% binary compliant with Solaris/SPARC operating systems. The first shipment of Penguin64 ships with enterprise utility and application software like the Apache webserver, email server, fax server, Samba, compilers, web browsers and more. Subsequent versions will ship with more software and applications like intranet applications, High-Availability software and software RAID solutions developed by Donovan. Ideal Solution Penguin64 is an ideal solution to a wide spectrum of users, from academics to technical professionals, and from small-and-medium enterprises to Internet service providers. It is the most inexpensive hardware solution to develop and run any 64-bit Linux applications. For the educational institutions, the Penguin64 presents a good academic solution. The Penguin64 is a good machine for students to develop 64-bit software projects. Students can have access to many development tools like C, C++ and other compilers for free. Programs can be written in a 64-bit architecture environment. The Penguin64 also offers the ultimate solution for the small to medium-sized businesses wanting to become more competitive by leveraging Internet technology. As a robust enterprise internet, email, fax, file and print server, the Penguin64 is an excellent solution especially for firms looking for an enterprise solution, and are looking for an alternative to expensive software systems to serve their enterprise and email needs. With a high-performance 64-bit, 300MHz UltraSPARC-IIi CPU, it is able to simultaneous serve up to 300 intranet users. Penguin64 is both a powerful and inexpensive enterprise workgroup server. Loaded with the world's best Apache webserver, the Penguin64 also presents a viable solution for the internet service providers (ISPs) and web hosting and services market. The Penguin64 boasts of the traditional robustness and stability of the Linux operating system, as well as the reliability and scalability of UltraSPARC hardware architecture. Donovan will develop driver for Penguin64 to support V.35 interface to enable it to offer as a complete internet server with leased-line support without incurring the cost of expensive routers. Price and Availability The Penguin64 will be sold through distribution partners and value-added resellers (VARs) as well as directly from Donovan. The product is shipping now and the list price is US$2,999. As an introductory offer till April 30th, 1999, it can be purchased at an introductory price of US$2,499. For more information about price and availability, please contact Donovan at +65-284-4300 or via the Web at www.donovan.com.sg. About Donovan Systems Pte Ltd. Founded in 1991, Donovan Systems Pte Ltd is the leading manufacturer of SPARC compatible systems and RAID subsystems in Singapore. Donovan is the world-first manufacturer to introduce a 64-bit Linux server based on UltraSPARC technology. World-class technical support and service back the company's products and customized professional services programs. The company distributes internally developed products and selected products from other manufacturers through a network of ASEAN sales offices and through business affiliates in USA, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.donovan.com.sg or contact Donovan at: Donovan Systems Pte Ltd 48 MacTaggart Road #11-02 Singapore 368088 Tel: (65) 284-4300 Fax: (65) 282-7233 email: [email protected] # # # Donovan, the Donovan logo and Penguin64 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Donovan Systems Pte. Ltd. in Singapore and other countries. 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