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RLX Launches Gen-Six Blades

By Pedro Hernandez (Send Email)
Posted Nov 11, 2004


Houston, Texas-based RLX Technologies Monday announced the immediate availability of the latest in its line of blades with built-in circuitry for seamless, Web-based remote management capabilities via Control Tower 6G software. Server maker marks the debut of its dual 64-bit Xeon SB6400 blades for HPC environments.

Targeting companies with high-performance computing (HPC) ambitions, RLX is making the SB6400 available in dual-Xeon EM64T configurations, with clock speeds ranging from 2.8 GHz to 3.6 GHz, on an 800 MHz front side bus provided by Intel's 7520 chipset. The system's six DIMM slots can accommodate up to 16 GB of DDR2 RAM.

On board storage options include single or dual 60 GB IDE drive (5400 RPM) configurations or single or dual 73 GB drives on SCSI. Two included GbE ports and one Ethernet port are reserved for blade management provide network connectivity. A qLogic dual FC host bus adapter and Voltaire dual port Infiniband host channel adapter are optional.

Supported operating systems are Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Linux.

The hardware debuts at a time when both blades and 64-bit computing are working themselves into the consciousness of mainstream IT shops. RLX CEO, Doug Erwin, said in a statement "The blade form factor is extending its appeal into mainstream IT applications, and the Intel. EM64T functionality will allow RLX to offer the higher performance of 64-bit processors for these environments."

In related news, the firm also unveiled two new rackmount 1U servers, the RM1400 and the RM1100.

Currently shipping, the RM1400 is a dual-Xeon EM64T system with up to 8 GB of DDR2 RAM and four SCSI drives. The entry-level RM1100, which will ship in December, is powered by an Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 processor and houses dual SATA drives and up to 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

This article was originally published on Enterprise IT Planet.

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