The NEC ProServa HX uses up to four 200-MHz Pentium Pro processors. The systems also offer RAID hardware as a standard feature at no additional cost, the company said.
The NEC ProServa HX base system comes standard with two 200-MHz Pentium Pro processors with 512K of level-2 cache. An optional CPU board is available for upgrading to a four-processor system. The servers can support up to 2GB of high-quality ECC memory.
The server has 10 expansion slots for add-in circuit boards such as network cards. Two PCI buses support six of the expansion slots with 132MB-per-second bandwidth for each bus; four EISA bus expansion slots are also included.
There are 12 hot-swappable bays that allow users to instantly take out and replace hard disk drives. The systems support more than 100GB of total storage.
The 12 bays are split into dual 6-bay sections, each one driven by a separate channel on the high-performance Ultra RAID controller to increase performance, the company said. The system also contains two fast/wide Ultra SCSI controllers.
The ProServa HX comes with two standard 420-watt power supplies. If a third optional unit is added, the system will continue to function at full power if one fails. The power supplies are hot-pluggable, ensuring minimal downtime during replacement.
The ProServa HX come with NEC's Enterprise Server Management, which lowers the cost of ownership in corporate client-server environments by allowing system managers to manage, configure, and troubleshoot hardware components on the network.
The NEC ProServa HX will begin shipping in April, with a dual-processor system with 128MB of ECC memory and Ultra RAID beginning for under an estimated $15,000.