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HP preps four-Pentium server

Hewlett-Packard announced today at the CeBIT exposition in Hannover, Germany, that it will begin shipping in April a multiprocessor server which can use up to four Pentium processors.

Hewlett-Packard announced today that it will begin shipping in April a multiprocessor server that can use up to four Pentium processors.

The NetServer 5/166 LS, the most powerful HP server to date, is based on the 166-MHz Pentium processor and is targeted at the application server market. It includes fault-tolerant features that ensure data integrity and system uptime to meet the demands of business-critical environments, the company said.

HP, which made today's announcements at the CeBIT exposition in Hannover, Germany, is working closely with a number of application providers, including SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Novell, to ensure that their software runs on HP NetServer machines.

The 5/166 LS, running Windows NT or Unix, is expected to ship April 1 with an estimated U.S. street price of $10,889 for a single-processor system; $14,399 for a two-processor system; and $23,038 for a quad (four-processor) server.

In related news, HP has also outlined its plans to provide a Windows NT implementation of its HP OpenView Solution Framework--HP's network- and systems-management platform--in addition to its current Unix offerings. The company is planning that release for the second half of 1996.