Max Black Launches Athlon™ MP Dual Processor low profile Servers
Munich, Germany --
Max Black Limited today introduced their next-generation Storm RSK7 Dual Athlon™ MP processor-based Servers and Rendering modules
The Storm RSK7 developed in conjunction with AMD is one of the world's first platforms based on the AMD -760TM MP chipset and the Athlon™ MP processor. The Storm RSK7's architecture delivers outstanding Multi processing performance with Dual Point to Point Busses at 266 MHz delivering up to 4.2 GB/s of bus bandwidth, whilst using cost effective DDR SDRAM Memory. Transaction based processing, Smart MP and High Memory bandwidth means up to 33% more server based transactions per second in the Application Server Environment in Dual processor mode when compared with its X86 competition*
While the specifically tuned 3DNow! Professional technology also improves performance in computation-intensive applications such as content creation and media web streaming.
Minimum Footprint, Maximum Performance
The Storm RSK7 server provides the new benchmark for compute performance per rack U space. Packing maximum performance in minimal space, the 1U Storm RS is specifically designed for application environments requiring compute power in a space-constrained area. The Storm RSK7 server combines Dual 1.2 Ghz Athlon™ MP processor's as much as 4GB of Registered 2100 DDR SDRAM, up to 4 hot swap SCA bays, and a 64-bit, 66 MHz, full-length PCI slot in an ultra compact 1U chassis.
Ideal as a diskless render node for today's content creation applications, a cluster node or as a departmental / internet server the Storm RSK7 also features two integrated ethernet 10/100 Mb LAN controllers for adaptive load balancing or failover. The Storm RSK7 can also be configured with optional gigabit ethernet. As a server platform the Storm RS can be configured with up to 220 Gb of Ultra 160 SCSI RAID 5 storage.
Max Black will ship the Storm RSK7 range pre-loaded with Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server and shortly after launch, systems will be available with SUSE linux.
Pricing and Availability **
The entry level price for a Storm RSK7 unit preloaded with Linux with a single SCSI drive and 512 Mb RAM will be £ 2800. A standard configured Server with 4 x36 Gb Ultra 160 Hard disks and 1 Gb preloaded with Linux will cost £ 4800. For further information contact Max Black Sales on +44 1763 245757
About Max Black
Max Black limited are one of the UK's leading integrators of High Performance workstations, products, and services for the Content Creation marketplace. Max Black develops, manufactures and supports workstations for the creative development, internet and technical markets. Max Black is based in Royston, Hertfordshire and Perivale, London have a direct Sales and Dealer channel.
For more information on Max Black please visit www.maxblack.co.uk
Tel: +44 1763 245757
* AMD verified ServerBench® Benchmark results
** All pricing, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. VAT and shipping are additional.