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    Samurai Blade Server Facts
    Sunday April 14 2002 @ 07:39AM EDT

    Open Clustering, the leading UK clustering solutions provider, releases 10 facts as to why the Samurai Blade Server is superior to offerings from competing products in the market.

    Since the launch of Open Clustering, the company has received great support concerning the market leading Samurai Blade Server, and now feel compelled to bring the below product facts to light - which clearly distinguish the Samurai Blade Server from lesser blade server products offered by Compaq, HP, RLX and Fujitsu. Judge for yourself.

    Fact 1: Built-in KVM Switch
    The Samurai Blade Server provides the most user-friendly KVM in its class. The KVM provides access to the Keyboard, VGA, Mouse, Floppy Drive and CD-ROM Drive for each Server Blade - without the need for any external cabling. Linked with a daisy chain cable, the user can operate up to 14 fully populated Samurai Server Blade racks (278 Blade Servers in total) with a single keyboard, VGA and mouse.

    Fact 2: True GHz+ Computing Power
    Unlike our competitor's approach of using low power and low performance processors, the Samurai Blade Server does NOT compromise on performance. Only Open Clustering's Samurai Blade Server can comfortably run the Intel Pentium III CPU above the 1GHz barrier. Unfortunately, our competitors can only run the Intel ULV Pentium III, up to 800 MHZ.

    Fact 3: Dual Gigabit Ethernet Throughput
    Only Samurai Server Blades feature built-in Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. Others use 10/100 Base T ports for the entry-level web server applications.

    Fact 4: Industry Standard Socket 370 vs. SMT CPU
    Only Samurai Server Blades are built with the industry standard Socket 370 for all Pentium III compatible CPU's. This makes it possible for the user to configure the Server Blades with off-the-shelf processors from low power VIA C3 through Intel Celeron to Pentium III Tualatin.

    Fact 5: Compact Flash Option
    Only Samurai Blade Servers offer the unique Compact Flash module for Server Blades. Compact Flash is now the major solid-state storage medium for embedded, dedicated, or harsh applications. Today's Compact Flash memory modules can provide 100MB's of extremely fast-access and reliable storage.

    Fact 6: PMC Expandability
    Only Samurai Blade Servers are built with PMC I/O expansion - a must for diverse applications. Available PMC modules include additional Gigabit networking ports, flash card, SCSI Ultra160 adapters, modems, graphics processors, data capture and much more.

    Fact 7: 64 Bit PCI-X Expandability
    Only Samurai Blade Servers are built with one 64-bit PCI-X slot for the industry standard PCI add-on cards. This massively enriches the applications of the product for instance, cards such as high-end Firewall/VPN accelerator, or the breath-taking streaming media server cluster with Fibre Channel HBA can be installed with any of the server blades. None of our competitors can support this kind of critical high performance expandability!

    Fact 8: Maximum Mixed Applications
    Only the Samurai Blade Server provides the most flexible hardware configuration. Now, with multiple server blade models, various CPU options, and I/O expansion, users can configure the product that can best fit into the target combination of applications.

    Fact 9: Top Performance
    The Samurai Blade Server is the only architecture having twice as much performance as the average product of the major brands like Compaq or RLX. See Table 2 at bottom of Press Release for details.

    Fact 10: Superior Cluster Management Tools
    The Samurai Blade Server comes bundled with Open Clustering's cluster management tools that enable clients to remotely monitor all system modules including chassis and Server Blade voltages and temperatures, and can execute Start, Stop & Restart to any Server Blade. The software also provides the ability to install/remove OS and application services across the cluster.

    Additional Note
    To see how the Samurai Blade Server stacks up against offerings from Compaq, HP, RLX and Fujitsu - see the comparison charts at the bottom of the original Press Release or take the Samurai Tour to learn more.

    Open Clustering URL: http://www.openclustering.com


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