Product of the Day: ION Itanium 2 4U Rackmount Server

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Product: Intel Itanium 2 4U Rackmount ServerManufacturer: ION Computer Systems, Inc.Address: 30 Oser Avenue               Hauppauge, New York 11788Telephone: 631-630-0600URL:

Wondering what the power of Intel Itanium 2 processors would do for your application? Do you have sample code you would like to compile and test on ION's I2X4 test platform?

"Most people in high-performance computing are aware of the Itanium 2 processor now, but few know for sure how their application will benefit. With this benchmarking system, ION hopes to help answer that question," said Keith Josephson, Chief Technical Officer at ION. The ION I2X4 benchmarking system is configured with (4) Itanium 2 processors at 900MHz. with 1536kB of L3 Cache, and 8GB of memory. The system runs the Linux operating system and has a selection of compilers and performance tools common to technical computing.

To insure that technical computing users can complete their price / performance analysis of the I2X4 system, ION offers an on-line Configurator that allows full online configuration, pricing and purchasing. "In today's economic conditions, most organizations are looking to squeeze the most performance and capacity out of their research and information technology budgets. They must consider the cost and ROI of any purchase," according to Paul Scheremeta, ION's Vice President of Marketing. "ION's I2X4 Configurator, paired with the I2X4 benchmarking system, gives these users all the data they need to make an informed decision."

The I2X4 enables high-end-performance solutions that are remarkably easy to install and maintain. The server platform can go from cart to fully installed in the rack in about 12 minutes, while processors can be added in less than five minutes, and memory in less than two minutes. All this is thanks to a unique, highly serviceable design for access to hot-swap power supplies, fans, SCSI drives and hot-plug PCI slots plus support from Intel Server Management for managing the platform.

I2X4 4U RackMount Server includes:

  • Up to 4 Intel® Itanium® 2 processors

  • Up to 32GB of ECC DDR266 SDRAM memory

  • 17.50"W x 7.00"H x 28.00"D

  • 8 PCI slots: (3) PCI-X 133MHz (5) PCI-X 100MHz

  • ATI Rage XL w. 8MB integrated graphics

  • Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter integrated on board

  • (2) LSI Logic Ultra320 LVD SCSI integrated on board

  • 3 low profile hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI drive bays

  • 1.44MB 3.5in. floppy disk drive

  • CD-ROM Drive

  • Intel Server Manager

  • 1+1 Redundant HotSwap 700W PFC power supply

  • FCC Class A

  • UL 1950 Listed

  • Slide Rails, LS240, DVD-ROM

Since 1992, ION Computer Systems has been designing computing solutions to meet the specific information technology requirements of each individual client. Our engineering teams enable our clients to rapidly utilize the latest technology available. ION's solutions include network infrastructure design and implementation, security and access solutions, web hosting, storage systems, and custom designed servers and workstations.

ION's customer list includes a variety of large corporations, small and medium businesses, government agencies and universities. Each organization turns to ION for high quality systems configured with the precise combination of hardware and software to aid them in meeting the demands of their computing environment.

Those interested in benchmarking access can e-mail ION at The Configurator is available to all at


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