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NEC Unveils Low-Power Server In U.S.

The computer maker plans to broaden its brand in the U.S. market over time, including the introduction of a high-end enterprise Xeon server this month.

NEC, which is making a push into the U.S. server market, introduced on Tuesday a low-power Intel-based rack-mount server and a four-socket blade server.

NEC has been rolling out products for the U.S. market over the last six to eight months. The latest include the energy efficient Express 5800/i120Ra-e1 server and the Express 5800/140Ba-10 blade.

The 1U rack-mount i120Ra-e1 server gains power efficiency through the use of Intel's low-voltage Xeon processors and a redesigned power supply, NEC said. Low-power Xeons include the E7500, E7501 and E7520. Clock speeds range as high as 3.2 GHz and power consumption a maximum of 103 watts. The new server includes up to two multi-core Xeons.

In addition, the product supports 3.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA disk drives with optional RAID 5 capability. Available operating systems include Red Hat, SUSE and Fedora Linux, as well as Windows Server. Pricing starts at $1,800.

The Express 5800/140Ba-10 blade includes 16 DIMM memory sockets for up to 64 GB of memory. The product is available with up to four Xeon E7220 dual-core or E7340 quad-core processors. In addition, the blade, which fits NEC's H-Chassis, supports up to four 2.5-inch disk bays. Pricing starts at $6,500.

More and more blade servers are being used in the data center, as increasing requirements for processor cycles, memory and storage as well as higher electricity demands mean servers are consuming more power. InformationWeek has published an independent report on the subject. Download the report here (registration required).

NEC-branded products are mostly sold in Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific. The company has built servers for other companies selling in the U.S. under their own brands for more than a dozen years, NEC said. The computer maker plans to broaden its brand in the U.S. market over time, including the introduction of a high-end enterprise Xeon server this month.

NEC is not one of the world's top five sever vendors, according to Gartner. In terms of revenues from servers, NEC shares less than 13% of the market with vendors outside of the top five, which include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens, respectively.

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