Aspen Systems announced the release of two new systems based on the Itanium 2 processor and targeted at the high-performance computing (HPC) market. The Aspen Systems Glacier Dual Itanium 2 system has a 1.4GHz processor and 1.5MB of L3 cache. Based on the SR870BH2 Intel server platform, this system is available in a 2U rackmountable form factor. The second system is based on the Low Voltage Itanium 2 processor and comes in 2U and 4U rackmountable form factors. Its processor has a 1.0GHz core clock frequency and 1.5MB of L3 cache. Both systems have low power consumption, reducing the cost of scalability.
Aspen Systems, Inc., 3900 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033, www.aspsys.com.
CPUBuilders released a new control panel, Cognitio, with its Linux for Everyone v 3.0 systems, which are available through Sam's Club and the CPUBuilders Web site. The Cognitio control panel is designed to handle ease-of-use issues relating to Linux-based hardware and software. It allows users to add plug-and-play devices, CD writers, hard drives, scanners and USB storage. Also new in v 3.0 Linux for Everyone systems are USB 2.0, faster processors, DDR memory on all models and USB 6-in-1 card readers. In addition, 3.0 systems feature one-click software updates, automatic monitoring tools for network and Internet connections, automatic network file-sharing access points and documentation for new Linux users.
CPUBuilders, 316-315-0300, www.cpubuilders.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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