NASHUA, N.H., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NextComputing
(http://www.nextcomputing.com), creators of the first flextop computer,
announce the availability of the low voltage 50W version of Quad-Core
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 Series on its NextDimension family of
portable computers. The company will be demonstrating the NextDimension Evo
HD, featuring 8 processor cores, at Interop Las Vegas 2007, booth 169 in
the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
NextComputing's NextDimension Pro and Evo models combined with the
Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 Series are the perfect technology
combination allowing you to do more with less. Up to 8 cores are available
in the briefcase-sized supercomputer, making it the first portable computer
or open standards appliance to have this capability.
At only 50W per processor (12.5W per core), Intel has improved the
power efficiency by nearly 10 times over its previous single core Intel
Xeon processor-based servers in the market last year. These new 50W
Quad-Core products offer users 35% less processor power consumption at the
same performance level as the mainstream 80W Quad-Core versions. These
capabilities add up to higher performance per watt and better energy
efficiency, making these processors ideal for highly dense, power sensitive
platforms like the NextDimension series of flextops
NextComputing prides itself on innovation and staying ahead of the
needs and trends of its targeted industries. In the Datacom/Telecom field,
the company recognized a need for an open standards, portable, high
performance system that would serve more than one function. This newest
breed of flextops is intended to make applications like data monitoring,
troubleshooting, traffic generating, recording, and any task requiring high
performance and throughput rates, easy and portable.
NextComputing achieves this level of performance through its
combination of three key elements: high performance processing, maximum
storage capacity, and modular I/O options. Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R)
Processor 5300 Series provide the most advanced multi-core technology
available. Seagate Technology provides maximum storage with the world's
first 7200-RPM notebook hard drive with 160GB capacity, its latest
Seagate(R) Momentus(R) 2.5" drives. Up to 12 of these drives can be
configured into the NextDimension Evo model. I/O options are maximized in
the Evo with up to (4) high performance PCI or PCIe slots.
"NextComputing sees the use of the Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor
5300 Series as a crucial component of the technology mix that keeps us
ahead of the game in the datacom and telecom industries," said Bob
Labadini, President and CTO of NextComputing. "We will continue to support
the newest multi-core processing technology going forward."
"Seagate is pleased to be working with NextComputing to deliver
unprecedented performance for mobile computing," said Joni Clark, Seagate
Product Marketing Manager.
All components of the system are open standards, and modular, making it
truly a plug and play machine that can be configured and reconfigured to
suit the needs of the end user or OEM. Other key features enhancing the
functionality of the NextDimension Evo include an onboard hardware RAID
controller for up to (6) SAS drives, onboard SATA support for up to (8)
drives, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio Line-in/out, (2) Gigabit Ethernet
ports, and up to 24GB memory via (4) DMA channels.
"With the Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 Series in its line
of portable flextop computers, end-users will enjoy the performance of 8
processor cores and maintain the convenience of laptop-like portability,"
said Jake Smith, Intel Server Marketing Manager.