MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NCS Technologies, a leading
provider of servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and industrial
computers today announced the release of next generation 64-bit Intel(R) and
AMD(R) server appliance products. Commonly referred to as NCSAPP Functional
Reference Platforms (FRP), the new 64-bit server appliances are quick test
platforms for Independent Software Vendors (ISV) who want to test their
application software for performance.
The new server appliance platforms are targeted at ISVs that currently
offer or want to offer appliances such as Firewall, IPS, IDS, Mail Filtering,
Application Acceleration, XML, NAS, SAN or other plug-n-play devices. The new
offerings feature single and dual core processors from Intel(R) and AMD(R).
"Our ISV customers develop applications that are widely different in terms
of hardware requirements. Some applications are very processor hungry while
others are memory and/or I/O intensive," said Pranay Prakash, Executive
Director, OEM Servers & Appliances for NCS. "After testing both Intel and AMD
platforms, we decided to offer best of both worlds. Both Intel's EM64T and
AMD's AMD64 architectures enable simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing. AMD
offers features such as HyperTransport(TM) and Direct Connect Architecture
while Intel provides DDR2, Hyper-Threading and EM64T memory addressing for
improved performance. Both Intel and AMD offer dual core processors that
deliver significant performance increase over single core processors."
Single Core Intel(R) Appliance Platforms
The Single Core Intel(R) 64-bit Pentium(R) 4 Appliance platforms begin
with the NCSAPP 125-P, a low cost entry level platform in a mini 1U chassis.
Other Pentium(R) 4 platforms are the 140-P that offers high redundancy with
four hot-swap SATA/SCSI RAID drives and the 220-P which is a very short-depth
2U platform that offers superior I/O performance.
The NCSAPP 140-X is positioned as the entry level single core 1U dual-
socket Xeon(R) platform with superb price/performance features. The 220-X and
the 260-X are 2U platforms offering high I/O performance and high availability
respectively. The 3000-X is a 3U platform that's unparalleled in terms of the
RAS features it provides. For more information on this line, please visit:
Dual Core Intel(R) Appliance Platforms
The NCSAPP 125-PD introduces dual core Intel(R) Pentium(R) D performance
in a 1U platform. The 140-PD enhances reliability with redundant disks and
power supplies. The 260-PD offers high data availability in a 2U form-factor.
NCS has also developed appliance platforms based on Intel's new dual core
dual-socket Xeon(R) (Paxville) processor at 2.8GHz. The 140-XD, 260-XD and
4000-XD are 1U, 2U and 4U platforms with different storage capacities, number
of I/O expansion slots etc but all delivering up to 50% more performance than
single core Xeon(R) platforms. The 140-XD and 260-XD offer breakthrough Serial
Attached SCSI (SAS) technology.
The NCSAPP 6500-XMP takes multi-processing to the next level by offering
four dual-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) MP processors in a 6U chassis. With ten hot-
swap SCSI drives, this platform sets the standard for performance and
reliability. More information on this line can be obtained by visiting:
Single and Dual Core AMD(R) Appliance Platforms
The 125-AD is a mini 1U rack-mountable platform that offers unmatched
price/performance value by offering single and dual core AMD(R) Opteron(R) 1-
way 100 series or Athlon(R) 64 processors. The 140-AD and 260-AD offer single
and dual core AMD(R) Opteron(R) 2-way 200 series processors. The 4000-AD
provides enterprise class performance and reliability required for mission-
The NCSAPP 5800-AD is the highest performance appliance platform offered
by NCS. With 8-way Opteron(R) 800 series dual-core processors and up to 128GB
memory capacity, the 5800-AD is the most desired 5U platform for high end
database and mail server appliances. For more information on this line, please
All NCSAPP appliance platforms can run BSD, Linux(TM) or Windows(R)
operating systems and can be completely customized to develop a final
appliance product for ISVs. Pricing starts at $650 for an entry level product.
All platforms are available immediately.
NCS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Windows(R), Linux(TM) and
BSD compatible servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and
industrial computers. The company's rock-solid products are manufactured in
its ISO 9001:2000 registered state-of-the-art facility and are available in a
range of built-to-order configurations. Please visit: http://www.ncst.com for
general information and http://www.ncsapp.com to learn more about NCS'
Appliance Partner Program. NCS can also be reached at (703) 621-1538.
SOURCE NCS Technologies, Inc.