NCS Unleashes Next Generation Intel(R) EM64T and AMD(R) AMD64 Server Appliance Platforms

Posted by tadelste on Jan 28, 2006 1:11 PM EDT
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Platforms Feature Both Single and Dual Core Processors

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- critical applications.

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 visit: 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. About NCS

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: for general information and to learn more about NCS' Appliance Partner Program. NCS can also be reached at (703) 621-1538.

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