Aberdeen Debuts Storage Servers

Aberdeen Stirling storage servers featuring the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series, formerly code named Nehalem

March 30, 2009

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. -- Aberdeen LLC proudly announces the next generation of scalable storage servers. Featuring the Intel Xeon® Processor 5500 Series, formerly code named Nehalem, these Aberdeen Stirling storage servers deliver unprecedented processor performance, dynamic scalability and increased storage expansion capabilities.

Aberdeen's Stirling servers anchor the robust array of fully customizable, performance tuned, storage dense servers on the market. By offering servers scalable from 4TB up to 400TB of storage capacity, upgrading to Stirling servers can result in an estimated 8 month return on investment. This latest iteration of the Stirling storage servers, on display at the International Security Conference and Expo in (ISC West) in Las Vegas at the Sands Convention Center in booth #37044 from April 1-3, 2009, will demonstrate the performance of the next generation Intel® 5520 chipset in conjunction with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.

"Typically the industry is seeing exponential storage growth while the critical need for capacity is outpacing the available performance paradigm," says Moshe Ovadya, President of Aberdeen. "Our Stirling servers define affordable storage scalability, while delivering exceptional RAID performance and industry leading processing performance."

Highlighted by the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, the Aberdeen Stirling storage servers deliver up to 2.25 times better performance than the previous generation. By providing the industry's most dynamic and trusted server architecture, the Stirling continues to enable unprecedented storage capacity. Migrating to the next generation Stirling storage servers from the less efficient legacy single core servers can increase performance by up to 9 times and 9:1 server consolidation reduces operating costs up to 90% yielding an estimated 8 month payback on investment.

"By taking advantage of the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series, the Aberdeen Stirling X888 can significantly reduce costs, boost flexibility and achieve a rapid return on investment," said Boyd Davis, general manager, Intel Server Platform Group Marketing.New advancements incorporated in the Stirling enterprise-grade storage servers include the Intel 5520 Chipset and dual socket Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series processors with 45nm fabrication. The Intel® microarchitecture, formerly codenamed Nehalem, featuring Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, improves performance by increasing processor frequency and enabling faster speeds. The Intel® Intelligent Power Technology allows for the lowering of energy costs by minimizing individual core power consumption to nearly zero power usage when applicable. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology support provides optimization for demands of multi-core processing and unleashes parallel processing performance enabled by Intel® QuickPath technology. The Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series also features integrated memory controller.

New features include: up to 96GB triple channel DDR3 memory capacity, maximum memory bandwidth up to 32GB/s, redundant power chassis, simultaneous SATA/SAS hard drive integration and an increased emphasizes on expandability via SAS expansion. Aberdeen's largest storage platform available, the Stirling X888, stores up to 50TB of network-level data and can expand via cascading JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) units and XDAS Direct Attached Storage RAID subsystems up to an additional 400TB.

Aberdeen LLC

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