, which specializes in servers running the Linux operating system, will announce two new products and a new executive in charge of operations, Will Thomas, at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
on Tuesday. The Relion 130 and 240 both are reck-mountable machines that accommodate a pair of Intel's Xeon server processors by using Intel's E7500 chipset
. The 130 is 1.75 inches thick, and the 240 is 3.5 inches thick but has more hard drive capacity. The 130 costs $3,046 for a system with two 2GHz Xeon processors and 512MB of memory, or $7462 for two 2.4GHz processors and 6GB of memory; the 240 ranges from $3,490 to a high-end machine at $7,462.
Formerly, Thomas was chief executive of Nominum, a company that provided hosting and other services related to the Domain Name System, or DNS, which links Internet servers with their numerical addresses.