Monarch Empro and ULB Get Latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

Venerable Lines of Workstations and Servers Get New Ticker, Lease on Life

Sep 26, 2005, 01:00 ET from Monarch Computer Systems

    ATLANTA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- From their headquarters in Tucker, GA,
 Monarch Computer announced today the addition of the latest Dual-Core AMD
 Opteron(TM) processors, Model 880 and Model 280, to the Monarch Empro and
 Ultimate Linux Box (ULB) line of servers and workstations.  The new Dual-Core
 AMD Opteron processors re-invigorate two old and venerable lines of Monarch
 servers and workstations by providing them with one of the best platforms for
 x86 computing. Monarch Empro and ULB servers and workstations with Dual-Core
 AMD Opteron processors come in one, two, and four processor configurations,
 meaning that customers can purchase systems with up to eight CPU cores at the
 highest performance available.
     High Performance - Low Power
     The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors have the same wattage profile as
 their single-core processors, about 95 watts. This means that the new Empro
 and ULB systems with the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 or Model
 280 offer greater performance without increasing heat or power requirements.
     "It's unbelievable what AMD did with the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor,"
 said Trey Harris, founder of Monarch Computer. "Not only can we now offer
 four-way (8-core) systems, but we can offer two-way (4-core) servers and
 workstations in smaller form factors than previously possible. You want four
 cores sitting in a tower on your desk for CAD? Done."
     "As the undisputed leader in x86 dual-core processing performance and
 energy cost-savings for multi-processor capable servers and workstations, AMD
 collaborates with companies like Monarch to deliver leading-edge, 64-bit
 performance to various computing environments," said Pat Patla, director,
 Server/Workstation Marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD
 (NYSE:   AMD).
     Monarch's dual-core servers and workstations feature high-density RAID
 arrays larger than four terabytes with Adaptec and 3-Ware RAID controllers,
 and hard drives from Western Digital, Maxtor, and Hitachi. Monarch's two-way
 Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers support up to 32GB of DDR
 memory, while the four-way Empro servers support up to 64GB of DDR memory.
 Monarch Empro and ULB Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based Workstations
 support up to four monitors using up to two PCI-E video cards from NVidia and
 ATI.  New Empro Workstations support from 512MB up to 32GB of DDR memory and
 storage option from 40GB to over 1TB.
     According to Mr. Harris, "Nobody puts the time and effort we do into
 building each server and workstation. Every power cable is tucked neatly out
 of the way, every ribbon cable folded and tied to reduce its effect on
 airflow, and every last thing is checked by an experienced quality control
 professional. With the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, your new Monarch
 Empro will not only be a work of art, it will be a serious performer as well."
     Monarch Empro and ULB with Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors Model 880 and
 Model 280  availability
     Monarch Empro with Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors is on sale today
 online at  Please call one of our trained sales
 engineers with any questions at (800) 611-0875 or e-mail for more information.
     About Monarch
     Headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, just minutes from downtown Atlanta,
 Monarch Computer Systems is a direct supplier of computer systems and related
 products. Monarch provides equipment and services to Fortune 500 companies and
 high volume buyers like government organizations and educational institutions,
 as well as the enthusiast end-user. Monarch has built personal computers and
 high-end servers and has distributed high quality computer components across
 the country since 1991.
     Monarch, Monarch Computer Systems, and are either
 registered trademarks or trademarks of Monarch Computer Systems, Inc. in the
 United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and
 products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
     AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are
 trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational
 purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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