Dell and Gateway announce Xeon-based servers

Dell Computer and Gateway have announced new server products based on Intel's new Pentium II Xeon processors.

Dell has released "the most powerful computer the company has ever offered": the PowerEdge 6300. The company claims the server delivers up to twice the performance and a 100 per cent improvement in rack density, over the company's current high-end server. Prices start at $US10,088, and the server has received hardware certification for running SAP's R/3 software for Windows NT server.

The PowerEdge 6300 supports up to four 400MHz PII Xeon processors; offers PCI Hot Plug support; and can be converted easily from stand-alone to rack format. The performance, availability and rack-density characteristics of this server make it ideal for large file server consolidation projects, or transaction-intensive applications, according to Dell.

For more information call 1800 803 385 or visit has announced two Xeon-based boxes, to be available in the third quarter.

The Gateway ALR 9200 sports up to four PII Xeon CPUs; 512K or 1MB ECC L2 cache per CPU; up to 4GB ECC EDO RAM; dual channel SCSI controller; and PCI/ISA architecture.

The Gateway ALR 9400 will handle upt o six PII Xeon CPUs; 512K or 1MB ECC L2 cache per CPU; up to 8GB ECC EDO RAM; dual 64-bit SCSI controllers; Hot Swap PCI; 15 PCI slots; up to 18 hot swap HDDs; and TouchScreen console.

For more information call 1800 500 337 or visit

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