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NEC unveils new fault-tolerant server range

NEC is introducing a range of fault-tolerant servers that use Intel’s dual-core Xeon processors.

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NEC is introducing a range of fault-tolerant servers that use Intel’s dual-core Xeon processors.

The Express 5800/320Ma FT server will be available in three variations using Xeon processors: a 3.2GHz system, a 3.6GHz system, and a 2.8GHz dual-core system.

The servers will have up to 8Gbytes of memory for the 3.2GHz system, and 16Gbytes of memory for the 3.6GHz and 2.8GHz systems.

Designed to have less than five minutes of downtime per year, each of the servers promise to save users thousands of pounds in potential losses from outages and other technical problems in data centres.

The Express 5800/320Ma FT platform starts at £18,000, with general availability planned for April.

This platform will be the last individual fault-tolerant offering from NEC, before a joint development alliance with Stratus Technologies kicks in.

The pair signed a 10-year joint development alliance last year. Stratus also uses Xeon processors in its fault-tolerant servers.

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