Tadpole servers save space, energy

General Dynamics C4 Systems introduced two new servers today for mobile users and users working under space constraints.

The Tadpole VM2000 portable server is geared toward computational and memory-intensive network server operations while simultaneously functioning as a PC with an integrated display, keyboard and track pad, according to the company.

The Tadpole VR2000 rack-mount server is designed to support functions such as virtualization and streamlined provisioning of server-based applications and services, the company said. The two servers take up 40 percent less space than a standard 19-inch rack.

Both servers are compatible with the Microsoft Vista and Red Hat Linux 5 operating systems, company representatives added.

Both the VM200 and the VR2000 use AMD Opteron processors to reduce power consumption by 30 percent when compared to standard AMD processors, the company said. The Opteron processors enable 2.6-GHz processing speed to accommodate complex operations or access to high volumes of memory-intensive, digitally stored data.

Two removable SATA disk drives transfer data between computers and mass-storage devices such as hard-disk drives and optical drives, the company said.

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