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450-MHz PII servers coming

Along with a slew of desktops computers, vendors will be releasing new servers and workstations based around the speedy new chip.

Along with a slew of desktops, vendors will be releasing new servers and workstations based around the 450-MHz Pentium II processor to be released Monday.

IBM will release versions of its 5500 and 3000 Netfinity servers with a version of the 450-MHz on Monday, sources said.

The Netfinity 5500 is an enterprise-class server built for larger organizations. It can handle up to two processors and comes with a minimum of 128MB of memory. The 3000, meanwhile, is designed for workgroups. It accommodates one processor and can hold between 32MB and 384MB of memory.

The board used in these systems will also allow customers to upgrade to Intel's Xeon processors.

Hewlett-Packard is releasing a Kayak workstation based around the 450-MHz chip. The company will also cut prices on existing Kayak workstations.

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