Longtime Linux server and software maker Penguin Computing Tuesday unveiled its largest Intel Xeon-based storage product.
Under its Relion brand, the San Francisco-based company’s new Relion 430 is a 4U server with an IDE
In addition, the Relion 430 has an AGP slot for advanced graphics, plus additional PCI-X slots (including one PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz and two PCI-X 64-bit/100MHz) for add-on Ethernet interfaces (a Gigabit connection is automatically included).
The company says the Linux server would be good for clustered computing or as a storage unit for database work.
“In building the Relion 430, our goal was to create the largest full-feature data subsystem possible,” said Penguin Computing Director of Product Development and Marketing Cub Karabian. “The Relion 430 makes an ideal head-node and storage server for High Performance Clustering, incorporating storage, fast cluster monitoring, and advanced display options. It can also serve as an economical method for integrating a true database level storage system in a customer’s infrastructure.”
The Relion 430 also incorporates added data security with RAID
“There is no doubt that IDE-based RAID storage solutions are gaining in features and sophistication,” said Penguin Computing founder and CEO Sam Ockman. “With the cost-based advantages of IDE drives, customers can get a massive storage server that has vastly superior performance over IDE storage systems of the past.”
A 650-watt power supply is standard for the system, although customers can upgrade to a dual 460-watt hot-swap power supply.
Penguin almost exclusively uses Intel for its large-scale boxes including Xeons, Pentium III and Pentium 4 chips for its high-end Relion-class clustering server and Nevieus workstations. The company defers to AMD
Athlons for its less expensive models.
The system starts at $4,314.00 with a 3-year warranty and can be customized.