APPRO International First to Market with 1U Server Powered by Dual AMD Athlon™ MP Processors
--APPRO 1124 1U Server Introduced June 5, 2001 at Computex 2001 in Taipei--
APPRO International, Inc., a leading designer, engineer, and manufacturer of custom, high-density servers introduced today at Computex 2001 in Taipei the new APRE - 1124 1U server which is powered by dual AMD Athlon™ MP processors and AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipsets. The dual AMD Athlon MP processor is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors and offers unsurpassed multiprocessing capability. The new APPRO 1124 1U server is anticipated to be the most powerful 1U server in the market today. First shipments of the new server are expected by July 15, 2001.
In announcing the new APPRO 1124 1U server, Mr. Frank Slovenec, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, stated, "The new APPRO 1124 couples the cutting edge processor technology provided by dual AMD Athlon MP processors with the design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise that has made APPRO International, Inc. the business standard in custom, high-density servers." Specifically designed to meet the requirements of High Performance Computing (HPC), the APPRO 1124 delivers the processing speed, data storage, and retrieval capabilities that are key requirements for graphic rendering, financial modeling, CAD/CAM, data mining, web support, and audio and video intensive entertainment production.
The new APPRO 1124 is only 17.2" (W) x 27.7" (D) x 1.69" (H) in size. In addition to being powered by dual AMD Athlon MP processors, the APPRO 1124 is built around a patented chassis design which contains a custom 550W power supply; up to four hot swappable SCSI hard drives; 256MB - 4GB of DDR SDRAM memory; and adjustable slide rails for easy access and support. While designed for High Performance Computing, the APPRO 1124 is a powerful, yet cost effective and scalable server that can also form the backbone for any enterprise data center.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor with Smart MP technology is a seventh-generation x86 processor for high performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. AMD's innovative Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses, which are designed to provide up to 4.2GB per second of sustainable bus bandwidth, and an optimized MOESI cache coherency protocol which manages data and memory traffic. The AMD Athlon MP processor, with stable Socket A infrastructure and support for DDR memory technology, has a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, an advanced 266MHz front side bus with ECC support, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The AMD Athlon MP processor features a 266MHz front side bus based on the Alpha™ EV6 bus protocol.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon MP processor. These processors can help manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment. AMD Athlon MP processors are manufactured using AMD's .18 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About APPRO International
As many industry insiders are aware, APPRO, a U.S. company founded in 1991, is one of the leading manufacturers of servers for the OEM market. Many of the leading brands of servers in the market today were designed, engineered, and manufactured by APPRO at it's manufacturing facilities in Milpitas, California. The company has created significant competitive advantages including a reputation for quick development of turn-key solutions; onsite design, engineering, and manufacturing, and EMI testing; design flexibility, customization, and configuration; and complete ISO 9001 certification. For the past three consecutive years APPRO server products have won "Best of Show" at CT Expo in Los Angeles.
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