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The VA Linux 1221 server is the latest addition to the company's high-density rackmount products, measuring 1U (1.75 inches) thick. The server includes VA Linux VACM cluster management software, designed to let users link racks of 1221 servers into unified arrays that can be managed remotely.
The 1221 starts at about $2,800 (£1953) and supports one or two Pentium III processors, up to 4G-bytes of memory and two hot-swappable SCSI (small computer system interface) disk drives. The boxes also come with two 64-bit/66-Mhz PCI (peripheral component interconnect) slots, three Ethernet ports and optional Ultra160 RAID (redundant array of inexpensive disks) capability. The server can scale to 2.3T-bytes of data, according VA Linux.
The new model fits in between VA Linux' 1120 server, priced from less than $1,000, and its 2200 series of 2U servers which have larger storage capacity.
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