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Penguin Computing has released the Relion 230 Server today -- its first Intel Xeon-based large storage IDE system.
The Relion 230's IDE disk subsystem features six cold-swap ATA-100 hard drives. Drive capacities are available from 40GB to 200GB at 7200RPM, yielding an internal storage maximum of 1.2 terabytes. Customers can also incorporate various levels of added data security, including RAID via both Linux software and IDE RAID PCI cards. Penguin Computing customizes the Relion 230's RAID configuration to the customer's specifications for volumes and RAID level before shipping.
The Relion 230 incorporates dual Intel Xeon Processors and the Intel E7500 Chipset with memory support for up to 6GB of Double Date Rate (DDR) memory. There are three RJ-45 Network interfaces (two gigabit, one 10/100) on the motherboard. In addition, the open 5.25" drive bay provides space for an internal tape backup drive, or an optical input/output device, such as a CD-RW drive. The Relion 230 comes with a 460-watt power supply, and customers can upgrade to a dual hot-swap power supply for greater system redundancy.
Ordering information and complete technical specifications on the new Relion 230 can be found at www.penguincomputing.com. As with all Penguin Computing Systems, the Relion 230 is built to order on the website.