NEC Express5800 HX4500 Server to Support Latest Xeon Processor Technology for Enterprise Computing.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 1999--
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Featuring up to four 450MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. Intel Pentium II Xeon (processor) Pentium II Xeon - The successor to Intel Corporation's Pentium II processor.
The Xeon has the same P6 core as existing Pentium Pro/Pentium II units, but it supports a 100 MHz system bus and offers as much as 2 MB of level 2 cache.
http://intel. processors, the servers will be designed to meet the demands of large-scale departments and enterprises, and will be ideal for business-critical applications such as database, transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.
Transaction processing systems are the backbone of an organization because they update constantly. and Internet/intranet applications. The latest Xeon processor's enhanced performance capabilities include support for 512KB, 1MB or 2MB Level 2 (L2) cache. The HX4500 is also the first quad-capable Xeon server to break the 18,300 tpmC benchmark rating barrier.
"We designed the NEC Express5800 HX4500 to meet our corporate customers' demands for server solutions that combine enterprise-level performance, and built-to-order and configure-to-order flexibility," said Maurice Voce, product line director, servers, NEC CSD. "The NEC HX4500 also features the latest Intel technology, which is designed specifically to handle the intensive computing demands placed on servers in the enterprise environment, and allows MIS professionals to plan for the future by offering support for Windows 2000, upon the operating system's availability."
NEC Express5800 HX4500 Servers
The HX4500 achieves world class performance levels by combining the power of the Intel Xeon processor with NEC CSD's enterprise design for high scalability. The highly parallel architecture of the HX4500 ensures that it will meet the tough performance requirements of business critical applications today and in the future as additional processors and system resources (1) In a computer system, system resources are the components that provide its inherent capabilities and contribute to its overall performance. System memory, cache memory, hard disk space, IRQs and DMA channels are examples. are added. The HX4500 includes the following features: -0-
-- Up to four 450MHz Xeon Processors with 512KB, 1MB or 2MB L2 Cache -- Up to 4GB System Memory with 16 DIMM slots to support memory intensive applications -- Integrated Dual Channel SCSI Ultra Wide Controller for high throughput -- Standard SecuRAID 530 3 channel Ultra2 high performance Raid controller for increased fault tolerance -- Up to 12 high performance Ultra2 disk drives to enable access to over 216GB of storage within the cabinet -- Redundant fans, hot swap disk drives and optional redundant power to ensure high availability for business critical applications -- Easily Converts to 19" Rack Mount (14U per server) to maximize configuration flexibility -- ESMPRO Server Management Software that is designed to help ensure proper manageability to maximum availability -- Built-to-order capability that enables optimal deployment of the critical features for improved system value
Easy Installation and Management Built-In
All servers in the NEC Express5800 family include NEC's ESMPRO(tm) 1.2 Management Suite and ExpressBuilder installation software at no additional charge. ESMPRO 1.2 is available in either Windows- or web-based versions, both of which allow a network administrator to monitor, control and manage critical operations and components of their NEC servers. ESMPRO 1.2 software runs as a stand-alone manager or as a plug-in to HP OpenView HP OpenView was a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and systems management products. In 2007 the entire HP OpenView portfolio was rebranded under the strengthened HP Software name. (tm) for Windows and Bull ISM/OpenMaster. ExpressBuilder software is a client/server application that allows a network administrator to install and configure NEC servers running on Windows NT and Novell Netware(tm).
The Intel Xeon Processor
The Intel Xeon processor is designed specifically for servers and high-end workstations, and features a larger, faster Level 2 cache See L2 cache.
level 2 cache - secondary cache to meet the demands of OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) See transaction processing and OLCP.
OLTP - On-Line Transaction Processing , e-business and data warehousing applications. The L2 cache is available with 512KB, 1MB and 2MB options. Integrated support for SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) A multiprocessing architecture in which multiple CPUs, residing in one cabinet, share the same memory. SMP systems provide scalability. As business increases, additional CPUs can be added to absorb the increased transaction volume. configurations allows NEC CSD's server with the Xeon processor to be highly scalable.
Pricing and Availability
The NEC Express5800 HX4500 will be available later this month with 450MHz systems priced similarly to those featuring 400MHz processors. The Express5800 HX4500 starts at $11,594, which includes a single 450MHz CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. with 512KB L2 cache, 128MB ECC RAM, RAID with 16MB cache, one 4GB disk and a 10/100 Ethernet controller.(1)
The HX4500 featuring the 450MHz Xeon processor will be available from NEC resellers, Tech Data or from NEC CSD at 1-888-863-2669.
NEC Computer Systems Division is a leading manufacturer of computer products and solutions for the commercial market. NEC-branded products include Versa Versa Versatile System Architecture (Genrad) (R) notebook computers, Direction(tm) personal computers, PowerMate(R) desktop computers, Express5800(tm) servers and MobilePro(tm) handheld personal computers. NEC Computer Systems Division is a division of Sacramento, California-based Packard Bell NEC (Packard Bell, The Netherlands, www.packardbell.com) A major PC manufacturer that is the consumer brand of NEC Computers International and the home computing market leader in the U.K. and much of Western Europe. , Inc., the fifth largest PC vendor worldwide according to International Data Corporation, an independent industry research firm based in Framingham, Mass.(2)
Note to Editors: ESMPRO, Express5800, NEC, PowerMate and Versa are registered trademarks of NEC Corporation used under exclusive license. Direction and MobilePro are trademarks of Packard Bell NEC, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners.
(1) Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Resellers determine their own pricing
(2)(Q3, 1998 quoted with permission from IDC)