Gateway upgrades servers with new processors, drives

Gateway upgrades servers with new processors, drives

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

Gateway Inc.'s new 8400 four-way departmental server replaces the 8300 and 9200 models at the high end of the company's server line.

The Gateway 8400 departmental server comes in a standalone cabinet but can be customized for rackmounting with a kit.

Initial versions of the 8400 come with up to four 550-MHz Pentium III Xeon processors. The server, however, can use 700-MHz and faster Xeon chips as Intel Corp. releases them, said Chris Norman, director of server product marketing.

Remember memory

The 8400 has up to 16G of error-correcting-code memory and eight PCI expansion slots, including two 64-bit, 66-MHz slots. It supports up to 10 hot-swappable 36G Ultra160 SCSI hard drives. Gateway bundles Hewlett-Packard OpenView ManageX Event Manager software as a standard feature.

Although the default housing is a standalone tower cabinet, Gateway offers a rackmount conversion kit, Norman said. The kit makes the server fit a 7U, or 12.25-inch, slot in a standard 19-inch rack.

The 8400 runs Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server, or Novell NetWare.

Gateway's custom integration services group also can preinstall Red Hat Linux from Red Hat Inc. of Durham, N.C., Norman said.

On the level

An entry-level configuration with one processor, 256M of RAM, one 9G hard drive and no operating system is $6,299, Norman said.

Contact Gateway at 800-846-2106.

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