First Portable Computer to Incorporate Newest Intel Xeon Processors, Up To 8 Processing Cores, On Exhibit at Interop Las Vegas 2007

May 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from NextComputing

    NASHUA, N.H., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NextComputing
 (, 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.

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