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IBM has launched a series called eServer i5, the systems within which are powered with POWER5 processors. eServer i5 is available in two models: eServer i5 520 and eServer i5 570. The eServer i5 520 is meant specially for the SMBs, and the eServer i5 570 for the mid-sized enterprises. The POWER5 microprocessor, an advanced 64-bit chip, offers communication acceleration, chip multiprocessing and simultaneous multithreading. The eServer i5 servers are pre-loaded and tested with an integrated OS, i5/OS, which integrates the base software and business needs, including the industry standards-based IBM DB2 UDB database. The server offers an embedded virtualization technology, which is a set of technologies and services that help customers simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure. It extends and enhances iSeries virtualization capabilities such as logical partitioning.

Price: Rs 8 lakh onwards. Contact: IBM India, Bangalore. Tel: 2063000. E-mail:
pbalaram@in.ibm.com. SMS 130622 to 9811800601

AP1720-E1
ASUSTeK’s AP1720-E1 is touted to be the smallest server amongst any competing solutions. The barebone server comes at a size of a standard desktop PC, with support for dual-3.06GHz Xeon architecture and eight SCSI 15,000 rpm hot-swappable hard disks to provide a robust computing capability. The server also has an AGP 8X socket, supporting graphics solutions from NVidia, ATI and 3D Labs. It also supports DDR 333 and comes in three models: AP1720 -E1/AI4, AP1720 -E1/AS4, AP1720 -E1/AS8. 

Price: Rs 35,000 to Rs 55,000. Contact: Asus, Mumbai. Tel: 9820010267. E-mail:
pankaj_pamani@ asus.com.tw.  SMS 130623 to 9811800601

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