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In brief: Enterasys shows off intrusion detection for remote offices

Mar 15, 20042 mins
Data Center

Plus: Fujitus unleashes Xeon blade server; Silicon Graphics unwraps beefy supercomputer.

Enterasys Networks this week released its Dragon Remote Site, an intrusion-detection appliance for remote offices. With the rack-mountable device, Enterasys says, users can deploy intrusion detection at branch offices with minimal onsite configuration while managing the appliances from a Dragon Enterprise Management Server in a central office.

The Remote Site costs $4,000.

Fujitsu last week announced a blade server based on Intel’s Xeon DP processor. The dual-processor Primergy BX600 slides into a custom 7U-high enclosure that can house as many as 10 blade servers. Each server can support as much as 12G bytes of memory and two UltraSCSI hard drives. The BX600 is available with 2.8-GHz, 3.06-GHz or 3.20-GHz Xeon DP processors.

Later this year, Fujitsu plans to ship a four-processor Xeon MP blade that will be compatible with the BX600 enclosure.

Not counting the approximately $7,000 for the chassis to house the blades, a single-processor BX600 with 512M bytes of memory and a 36G-byte hard drive will sell for about $2,400, Fujitsu says.

Targeting large clustering and distributed application users, Silicon Graphics last week unveiled its 256-processor Altix 3000 supercomputer and said it was readying a 512-processor product that it expects to begin shipping by year’s end.

Clustered versions of the Altix 3000, which use more than one copy of Linux, also will be available in configurations with four to 512 processors. The supercomputer is expected to eventually scale up to 2,048 processors, and SGI plans to offer its next-generation Numalink4 interconnect technology only on the Altix 3000.

Pricing for the Altix 3000 starts at $4.1 million for a system with 256 1.3-GHz Itanium 2 processors with 3M bytes of cache, SGI’s Advanced Linux Environment 2.1 with SGI ProPack 2.4, and 256G bytes of memory.