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Gateway rolls out four-way server

Aug 14, 20031 min

* Gateway pushes further into high end with four-processor server

Gateway – a company known for its low-end servers, workstations and consumer PCs – last week announced its first four-processor server.

The Gateway 995 server contains as many as four 2.8-GHz Intel Xeon MP processors. The server is 4U high and rack-mountable.

The server supports up to 24G bytes of memory, has four 64-bit PCI-X Hot Plug slots, two regular 64-bit PCI-X slots and two 32-bit PCI slots. PCI Hot Plug is a new standard technology that lets IS managers replace or add PCI cards without powering off the server.

In addition, the server features redundant cooling fans and hot-swappable power supplies. It has a Gigabit Ethernet adapter and five hot-swappable drive bays that can support as many as five 146G-byte drives.

The server is managed with the company’s Gateway Server Manager, which reports server health information. Gateway Server Manager complies with the Intelligent Platform Management Interface 1.5 standard, which provides in-band and out-of-band management. The software also works with HP OpenView, Tivoli and CA Unicenter.

A single-processor server with 512M bytes of memory, a single Ultra SCSI controller and one 36G-byte disk, sells for $6,000. It is available immediately.