Penguin Computing Introduces Next-Generation 2U Rackmount Server: The Relion 200 With Dual Hot-Swappable Power Supply

Systems Offer Added Reliability and Availability In a Compact Design

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2000--Penguin Computing Inc., leading provider of reliable Linux systems for Internet serving, today announced the availability of the Relion(tm) 200 series of 2U rackmount servers. Intended for Internet applications that demand maximum reliability and availability, Relion 200 servers are available with a dual hot-swappable power supply and up to six hot-pluggable storage drives with optional RAID configuration.

Relion 200 servers, unveiled today at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, pack high performance into a space-saving 2U rackmount form ideal for clustering-the method of choice for ISPs and other e-businesses facing large volumes of network traffic.

Reliability and Availability in a Compact Design

"Penguin Computing is focused on providing compact Linux servers for Internet business. We've developed this next-generation 2U server to give our customers the performance -- reliability and availability -- and the space-saving features they need to run their demanding Web applications," said Han Dong, director of business development.

Added Reliability and Availability

A key Relion 200 feature is a dual hot-swappable power supply, available as an option in some systems. Some also let users install up to six hot-pluggable hard drives with optional RAID configuration. Relion 200 servers, which come with Red Hat Linux 6.2 installed, are available with up to two Intel Pentium III 850 MHz processors; Penguin Computing expects to offer Relion 200 systems with PIII processors running at 1 GHz by the end of the year.

First in Relion Brand Family

The Relion 200 series also is the first to reflect Penguin Computing's new product brand names. Other members of the Relion brand family -- built-to-order rackmount systems designed for Internet serving -- include Relion 100 and Relion 400 servers.

Relion 200 systems are currently shipping. All Relion 200 servers are built to order, and pricing depends on customers' configuration needs. Basic systems start at $1,626.

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing Inc. ( is the leading provider of reliable Linux systems for the Internet infrastructure market that includes Internet servers and enterprise-class servers. Founded in 1998 by Open Source advocate and active Linux community member Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing is based in San Francisco, Calif., and is privately held.

Linux, an Open Source version of UNIX, is increasingly popular as an operating system for server computers. Industry research analysts have predicted that the market for Linux servers will reach $5.7 billion by 2003.

Note to Editors: Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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