VA Linux Systems Announces Powerful 4U Server for Databases

VA Linux 4450 Provides High Performance and Processing Speed with Four CPUs in 7-Inch-High System

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2000-- VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX - news), the world's Linux leader, today announced the availability of the VA Linux 4450 server, offering fast data-processing power in a rack-optimized 4U (7-inch-high) form factor.

The VA Linux 4450 is powered by four Intel® Pentium® III XeonTM processors at 700 MHz and is designed specifically to serve as a robust database platform for enterprise databases such as Oracle8iTM. The 4450 server can also be used for e-commerce sites, application serving, software development, ERP (enterprise resource planning), web hosting and clustering.

"From e-business to the enterprise, customers who require fast computing power to analyze and process large amounts of data will benefit from the high performance and reliability of the VA Linux 4450," said Gregg Zehr, vice president of engineering, VA Linux Systems. "Combined with the VA Linux 9008 2U storage enclosure system, the 4450 server provides scalable multi-terabyte support for critical data."

The VA Linux 4450 features:

About VA Linux Systems

VA Linux Systems (Nasdaq:LNUX - news) is the world's Linux leader. The expert provider of Linux and Open Source solutions for the Web, VA Linux offers a single point of contact for highly customized Linux servers -- featuring the industry's first build-to-order software -- as well as professional consulting services and support. VA Linux Systems' mission is to make its customers successful through the use of Linux and Open Source -- whether they are e-businesses rapidly expanding their Internet infrastructures, or technology companies leveraging the power and methodology of Open Source software development. As part of its commitment to expanding the Open Source community, VA Linux Systems operates the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). A network of the leading Internet sites for Open Source development, distribution and discussion, OSDN includes SourceForge,, Slashdot and Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices across North America and Europe, VA Linux is located on the Web at

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently ranked VA Linux Systems as a top four Linux server vendor in Q1 2000. VA Linux Systems was selected as one of Fortune Magazine's top "Cool Companies," Red Herring's "Top 100 Companies of the Electronic Economy" and Upside's "Hot 100 Companies" in 1999. VA Linux was awarded the 1999 Linux Journal Editors' Choice Award for Best New Hardware, and was the only company to win multiple "Show Favorite" awards at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in March 1999 (in Computers and Science/Engineering) and again in February 2000 (in Hardware and Peripherals/Support Services).

Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to future market position, future product offerings and results, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different from expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, customer demand; the evolving market for Linux-based systems; competition with larger and more established companies; continued introduction of new products; performance of third-party software; the company's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and other risks detailed in VA Linux's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's web site at

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