November 20, 2002 9:47 AM PST
AMD's Opteron to power skinny server
Boston-based Angstrom Microsystems said it will sell a 1.75-inch-thick server with dual 64-bit Opteron processors when the Advanced Micro Devices chip is released in the first half of 2003. Some customers will be able to use beta, or test, versions of the server with prototype processors in order to develop Opteron software, Angstrom said.
The Titan64 server will run both Linux and Windows operating systems, Angstrom said. One advantage of 64-bit processors, such as Opteron and Intel's Itanium, is the larger amounts of memory support they provide, and the Titan64 will accommodate as much as 16GB of RAM. The server uses a motherboard from Newisys.