Santa Clara, Calif. â€“ July 16, 2007 â€“ NEC Corporation of America (â€œNECâ€) today announced the general availability of NECâ€™s new Fault Tolerant (ft) Series servers. Launched in March 2006, the NEC Express5800/320Fc-MR Series server features up to two Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors 5300 Series. In addition, NEC Corporation of America is also announcing the NEC Express5800/320Fc-LR Series server with one- or two-socket Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors 5100 Series. The NEC Express5800/320Fc is the first product developed jointly by NEC Corporation and Stratus Technologies, Inc. as a result of their collaboration agreement signed November 2005.
Both versions of the NEC Express5800/320Fc Series server are available in North America today.
The NEC Express5800/320Fc Series servers feature enhanced versions of NECâ€™s GeminiEngine chipset to ensure lockstep processing in redundant components with no impact to performance. The NEC Express5800/320Fc-MR and LR Series servers have the same memory capacity, bandwidth and HDD options. These new servers deliver:
Â· 200 percent performance gain over third-generation Dual-Core models (performance metric specific to the Quad-Core version);
Â· fast front-side bus with up to 66 percent greater CPU Input/Output (I/O);
Â· 50 percent increase in memory capacity;
Â· PCI-Express expansion for 25 percent faster I/O and compatibility;
Â· enhanced internal disk support; and
Â· certified support for NECâ€™s recently announced D-Series storage arrays.
Both editions of NECâ€™s ft server currently support Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and both will also support Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition. This will enable a wide range of Open Source applications to run on Red Hat Linux on the high availability ft server.
â€œThe Express5800 Fault Tolerant servers provide the only platform for Windows Server 2003 applications designed for continuous availability,â€ said David Reine, analyst, The Clipper Group. â€œAlong with outstanding performance, the Express5800/320Fc delivers the availability and reliability that your mission critical applications demand in a cost-effective package that minimizes TCO. If your enterprise is looking for a fault tolerant system, you will find that the NEC Express5800 is fast to implement, easy to maintain, and fits within your budget.â€