August 8, 2001

The world's first multi-processor Pentium 4 Xeon system

Author: JT Smith

New York, USA - Rauch Medien ( announced that they began shipping Pentium 4 Xeon systems in 2U chassis in early August, 2001. This marks the first time that Xeon systems have been shipped in a 2U form factor. Previously, 2U chassis were too small to handle the cooling requirements of these high-power systems. But recent developments in power supply and chassis technology have now made this possible.

Power in a box

Rauch Medien?s dual-Xeon 2U server, the Prolinium 2860, is the most powerful computer of its size. This is because 2 Xeon 1.7 MHz processors are packed into a computer 3.5 inches tall. "This allows for an unprecedented amount of Intel processing power per cubic inch," said Robert Lodato, Marketing Director for Rauch Medien. "It gives you blazing speed and the stability you expect of Intel." Cory Rauch, Director of Technology for Rauch Medien, had this to say: "This is an extremely powerful system designed for users who need extremely high throughput. The 800 MHz Rambus memory is literally 3 times the speed of the next fastest product available. It can push 6.4 gigabytes per second through its 4 Rambus Channels. For memory intensive applications, this is the way to go."


The Prolinium 2860 can be packed with up to 438 GB of high-performance SCSI hot-swap storage, 2 GB 800 MHz Rambus memory, dual 1.7 GHz+ Intel Pentium 4 Xeon processors, and remote administration with web based control panel. All of this fits inside a standard 19-inch wide by 24-inch deep 2U rack-mount chassis. And there is still room for options like RAID, gigabit Ethernet, and up to 14 network ports. A wide selection of operating systems are supported including Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD.

Like all Rauch Medien servers, the Prolinium 2860 is designed for easy setup and management. Simply plug it in and use ServerCommand, the easy-to-use web interface, to aid in the installation. In addition, administration can be performed remotely through this built-in web-based control panel. Tasks such as setting up new servers, and services can all be performed via this web-based control. Email alerts can also be setup to allow the administrator to be alerted on service failure via email.


The Prolinium 2860 server is now available in a sleek, black 2U rack-mount chassis with dual 1.7 MHz Xeon processors for prices starting at $3239 (USD). It can be ordered now on the Rauch Medien web-site at For those who require even more power, 4-way and 8-way Xeon configurations are available in the larger 4U rackmount chassis. Rauch Medien?s roadmap includes 1.8 GHz and 2.0 GHz models slated for September.

About Rauch Medien

Rauch Medien, headquartered in New York, USA, develops, manufactures, and markets computer hardware and software. Rauch Medien?s products are designed for high-quality and ease-of-use. They are continually developing new, innovative products to solve IT problems. Rauch Medien also maintains the operating system and computer tech site OSFAQ (

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Robert Lodato
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Rauch Medien

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