News: Gateway Hops on Opteron Bandwagon

sdy284 - November 13, 2006 04:46AM in
DailyTech - "Gateway has hopped on the AMD Opteron server bandwagon, joining Dell. The AMD Opteron powered servers include Gateway E-9422R, E-9522R and E-9722R series in 1U, 2U and 3U sizes respectively. The 1U-sized Gateway E-9422R is available with up to two AMD Opteron 2000 series dual-core processors. Twelve NUMA-friendly memory slots are available on the E-9422R as well. Backing up the two AMD Opteron processors is the NVIDIA MCP55 Pro chipset. The MCP55 Pro provides one low profile PCIe and one full height PCIe or PCI-X slot. Four Gigabit Ethernet controllers are onboard too. In Addition to the MCP55 Pro chipset the E-9422R has two options for integrated drive controllers. The default option is the Gateway LSI1068E 8-port SAS HBA that supports RAID 1. An optional RAID controller supports RAID levels 1, 5, 6 and 10. Both drive controllers are Mezzanine boards. Due to the 1U size, the E-9422R is only available with four hot-swap SAS or SATA 3.0 Gbps drives. "