Sacramento, CA — NEC Computers Inc., a leading provider of mobile, desktop and server computing solutions for the enterprise market, announced the NEC Express5800/140Hb server, an architecturally advanced 4-processor capable Intel Pentium III Xeon-based server for small to medium application-intensive enterprises. The Express5800/140Hb server is an economically viable choice for growing enterprises, offering high-reliability features as well as comprehensive remote management capabilities and high-performance storage capability.
The Express5800/140Hb server scored as one of the fastest servers among leading 4-processor servers in a recent TPC-C benchmark test conducted by the Transaction Processing Performance Council. Displaying superior speed performance as a 4-processor server, for under $20 per spec mark, the Express5800/140Hb server is ideal for growing small to medium enterprises running mission-critical commercial or technical applications, ASPs/ISPs and university environments.
“The 140Hb server is the viable solution for growing enterprises,” said Stephen Blanchette, vice president and general manager of NEC Computers Inc.’s Server Business Unit. “With its advanced architecture and superior performance, the Express5800/140Hb highlights NEC Computers’ leadership in server technology by delivering comprehensive server-based computing solutions to our customers.”
The Express5800/140Hb server provides increased expandability and flexible packaging as either a tower or a 7U rack-mount chassis. It includes 8 PCI slots, 6 hot-swap slots, up to 10 x 1 hot-swap hard-disk drives and 16GB of error-correcting SDRAM. It also features integrated remote-management capabilities for remote emergency access and control of server resources, thereby eliminating the need for add-in management boards.
The Express5800/140Hb server displayed superior speed performance in a recent TPC-C benchmark test among leading 4-processor equipped servers, producing over 30,000 transactions per minute (tpmC). The TPC-C benchmark simulates a complete computing environment where a population of terminal operators executes transactions against a database. The benchmark is modeled after the principal activities of an order-entry environment. These transactions include entering and delivering orders, recording payments, checking the status of orders, and monitoring the level of stock at warehouses. While the TPC-C benchmark is designed to portray the activity of a wholesale supplier, it can help benchmark server performance requirements for industries that must manage, sell, or distribute a product or service.
The enterprise-class Express5800/140Hb system is optimized to meet the needs of small to medium, application-intensive enterprises. Features include:
— 4 Intel Pentium III Xeon processors with 1 or 2Mb cache
— Upgradable to next-generation Intel Pentium III Xeon processors when available
— 100MHz front-side bus
— ServerWorks ServerSet III HE chipset
— 16GB ECC SDRAM memory
— Up to 10 x 1 hot-swap HDDs
— 8 slots: (2 x 64/66 PCI, 4 x 64/33 PCI, 2 x 32/33)
— 6 hot-swap slots
— Rack-mount chassis option (7U)
— Hardware — redundant/hot-swap power supplies and built-in fans
— Software — integrated remote management bundled free; updated ExpressBuilder software to provide seamless installation of Windows NT and Windows 2000 software.
All Express5800 servers are shipped standard with the ESMPRO Management Suite software with integrated Management Workstation Application (MWA), which enables system administrators to continuously control, monitor and manage client/server information and operation throughout the network via LAN or WAN. The EMSPRO Management Suite software facilitates quick response to critical issues and provides tools for proactive planning and server administration, reducing the risk of downtime or failure. The updated ExpressBuilder set-up and configuration software enables seamless system installation.
The NEC Express5800/140Hb server will be available in late August 2000 with system prices beginning at approximately $8,000. All Express5800 servers can be purchased as build-to-order (BTO) through select resellers or by contacting NEC Computers at http://www.nec-computers.com .