June 12, 2001

ASL introduces the world's first dual AMD AthlonTM MP Linux workstation

Author: JT Smith

ASL, the leading
provider of Linux systems, today announced the release of its Marquis K120
dual AMD AthlonTM MP Linux workstation.

ASL, yet again, redefines Linux performance by introducing
the Marquis K120. Featuring the AMD-760TM
MP chipset and supporting up to two Palomino (AthlonTM
MP) processors starting at 1.2 GHz, the Marquis K120 is first Linux workstation
of its kind. Designed as a highly
integrated platform, the Marquis K120 comes standard with dual channel Ultra
160/m SCSI controllers, dual port Fast Ethernet as well as an AGP 4X port
and 64-bit PCI slots for connecting high-speed peripherals.

Using a Tyan Thunder K7 motherboard, the Marquis K120 takes
advantage of AMD's Smart MP Technology which enhances overall system performance
through the use of dual point-to-point, high speed 266 MHz buses.
This delivers an unprecedented 2.1 GB/s per CPU of bus bandwidth using
Double Data Rate (DDR) memory.

The AMD AthlonTM MP Processor
was announced June 5, 2001 at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.
It is a seventh generation x86 processor designed for high performance
multi-processing servers and workstations.
According to AMD, the AMD AthlonTM
Processor provides up to a 38 percent increase in performance over widely
available x86 multiprocessor-based systems on popular benchmarks.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits
for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing
facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500
and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory
devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6
billion in 2000.

About ASL

ASL Inc. is the leading provider of Linux systems. Its philosophy is to redefine Linux
performance by providing leading-edge technology and extensive systems
customization at competitive prices. As
part of ASL Inc.'s commitment to execute this philosophy, it partners with key
industry leaders to provide the Linux world with the latest features on high
quality products. Every system comes
pre-installed and configured with an optimized Linux operating system. In
addition to its leading-edge product line, ASL Inc. also provides world-class
customer support and service at no cost to its customers. For more information, visit ASL Inc. at www.aslab.com or call (408) 941-2070.

Contact: Vincent
Hwang, ASL Inc., (408) 941-2070 x119 or
vhwang@aslab.com

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