NEC Launches New Fault Tolerant Servers

Servers feature Quad-Core and Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors


Santa Clara, Calif. – July 16, 2007 – NEC Corporation of America (“NEC”) today announced the general availability of NEC’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 NEC’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:

· 200 percent performance gain over third-generation Dual-Core models (performance metric specific to the Quad-Core version);

· fast front-side bus with up to 66 percent greater CPU Input/Output (I/O);

· 50 percent increase in memory capacity;

· PCI-Express expansion for 25 percent faster I/O and compatibility;

· enhanced internal disk support; and

· certified support for NEC’s recently announced D-Series storage arrays.

Both editions of NEC’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.

“The Express5800 Fault Tolerant servers provide the only platform for Windows Server 2003 applications designed for continuous availability,” said David Reine, analyst, The Clipper Group. “Along 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.”