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Penguin produces high-end Linux box

Penguin Computing released a new top-end Linux workstation Tuesday, the Niveus 400, which uses dual 2.8GHz Intel Xeon processors and a faster 533MHz connection between those processors and the main memory. The higher-speed connection is made possible by Intel's E7505 chipset, the most recent iteration of the "Plumas" family that was released in September.

The Niveus 400 costs $5,021 for a model with dual 2.8GHz processors, a 36GB SCSI hard drive, a maximum of 4GB of memory and no monitor. Penguin Computing also sells workstations and servers using dual Athlon processors from Advanced Micro Devices.