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Tadpole Compute Server 3300 Powered By New UltraSPARC III Processor Delivers Unprecedented Compute Density In A 3U Rack.

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CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

The Only UltraSPARC(TM) III High-Density Compute Server Available in a

19-Inch, 3U Form Factor, Tadpole's Best-of-Breed, Space-Conscious

System Can Yield Up to 25 Percent Greater Rack Density Than Other

Offerings; a Standard, 72-Inch Rack Populated With Tadpole's Envelope-Stretching System Will House 28 Upgradeable 750MHz UltraSPARC

III Processors, and Provide Up to 3,066GB Disk Storage

Tadpole, the builder of specialized best-of-breed solutions for the Sun Microsystems(TM) computing environment, again demonstrated its engineering and business prowess Tuesday with the launch of its Tadpole Compute Server 3300 system, the only UltraSPARC III powered, high-density compute server available in a 3U, 19-inch form factor.

The numbers alone of Tadpole's latest product speak volumes and further demonstrate why the company has become one of Sun's elite Master Value Added Integrators. Yielding at least 25 percent greater rack density than 4U form factor offerings, a standard 72-inch rack fully populated with Tadpole Compute Server 3300 systems will house 28 upgradeable 750MHz UltraSPARC III processors and provide up to 3,066 GB disk storage.

The Tadpole Compute Server 3300 is a value-add enterprise system built specifically for mission critical applications in such compute intense markets as electronic design automation (EDA), genomics, oil and gas, finance, ASPs, military, healthcare and telecommunications.

Each Tadpole Compute Server 3300 is configurable with one or two upgradeable 750MHz UltraSPARC III processors with 8MB cache memory, three hot-swappable UltraSCSI disks with total capacity to 108GB, 10/100MB Ethernet, four full-length PCI slots, and two UPA graphics slots for high performance Sun Creator(R) graphics. The compute server comes pre-installed with Sun's 64-bit Solaris(TM) 8 operating system.

The server's patented chassis design provides powerful front-to-back airflow to rapidly vent hot air via five fans and allow for such unprecedented densely packed rack configurations. The Tadpole Compute Server 3300 also has a system watchdog for monitoring of temperature, fan operation and CPU voltage in the unlikely event of failure. A remote management feature allows system managers to start and shut down machines for maintenance or to scale network load at any time, and from anywhere.

The Tadpole Compute Server 3300 is built for expansion through use of its powerful 750 watt supply, complies with UL, FCC class A and CE regulations, and weighs in at 55 lbs.

Pricing starts at under $16,000, excluding sales tax. Volume pricing -- upon request. Availability: immediate.

Executive Comment

Bernard Hulme, group chief executive of Tadpole, stated: "The Tadpole Compute Server 3300 system raises the bar in high-density compute server technology and again demonstrates the skillset of this company to bring timely, innovative solutions to market leveraging the reliability, scalability and performance of Sun's UltraSPARC and Solaris technologies."

Value Add Proposition

Like all Tadpole products, the Tadpole Compute Server 3300 is build to maximize operational reliability and provide more computing punch in a smaller space. The full specification of the new Tadpole Compute Server 3300 series can be downloaded from

About Tadpole

Tadpole creates and markets specialized Unix platforms specifically designed and configured for compute intensive environments like electronic design automation (EDA), genomics, oil and gas, finance, application service providers, military, healthcare and telecommunications.

The company's solutions include unique Unix laptops, transportable Unix servers along with rack mountable, reduced form factor, high density compute servers. Tadpole's server platforms are resource manageable, power saving and space saving. They offer expanded PCI slots, extended memory capacities, expanded I/O capabilities and hot swap disk drives all specially configured to meet individual customer requirements.

Both its portable and server solutions are best-of-breed and 100 percent binary compatible with Sun designed computing systems. The company is also one of Sun's elite Sun Master Value Added Integrators (MVAIs) that design and manufacture specialized system infrastructure solutions for the Sun server market.

For further information on Tadpole's products, call 800/734-5453 (U.S.), +44 1223 428200 (U.K.), email to, or visit the firm's Web site

UltraSPARC is a trademark or registered trademark of SPARC International licensed exclusively to Sun Microsystems Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Inc. All other product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Tadpole Compute Server 3300 is patent pending.

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