Blade Killer on the Loose: Aberdeen Sets Free the Dual Node Server Upon the Blade Market

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The innovative Aberdeen Blade Killer effectively is two individual servers housed in a standardized 1U chassis, which is ideal for deployments requiring high performance computing, virtual servers or video rendering farms. The customizable Blade Killer delivers a high performance computing density which translates into 672 processing cores in one 42U rack.

Aberdeen, the Custom Server Solution Provider, releases the Stirling 122T or better known as the Blade Killer. Currently on display at the NAB 2007 trade show in Las Vegas, the innovative Aberdeen Blade Killer effectively is 2 individual servers housed in a standardized 1U chassis, which is ideal for deployments requiring high performance computing, virtual servers or video rendering farms.

"The customizable Blade Killer delivers a high performance computing density which translates into 672 processing cores in one 42U rack," says Jack Tateel, VP of Sales for Aberdeen. "Can your blade do that?"

The truth about blade servers is that they are not always the best solution. For example and probably most endearing, blades typically have inflated acquisition costs that are easily 40-50% of TCO. Unfortunately, the blade server market has a complete lack of standardization, which means that most blade servers are not as flexible as the Blade Killer and simple tasks like quickly installing an extra RAID card to attach a storage server is not possible.

The Aberdeen Blade Killer is an innovative 1U rackmount server designed to increase computing density and flexibility while reducing cost and space requirements. With effectively two separate systems (or dual nodes) within a 1U space, the Blade Killer can support up to 16 processor cores with each node housing dual Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5300 (Clovertown) processors. By combining two dual processor nodes into a 1U, the Blade Killer can deliver up to 84 nodes in a rack cabinet compared to just 56 nodes in the more common non-standardized blade servers.

The early customer reviews of the Blade Killer are creating quite the industry buzz. Vince Fornito, IT Administrator of Amtech & Futura Services states "The Stirling 122T is a compelling product." Vince also mentions, "The cost, density, and performance are at the top of the class. I cannot purchase a single server or blade that can compare in any of those areas."

Each node of the dual-node Blade Killer offers dual processors, dual hot-swap SATA drives, up to 32GB of DDR2 memory, a shared power supply for higher cost savings and better power savings and an industry leading 5-year warranty. This powerful server also is available with InfiniBand onboard for the fastest of connectivity, which can be crucial for the digital media, video editing and HD industries. The release of the Blade Killer spells the end for the ill-fated blade server revolution and IT Managers now have an alternative source for cluster computing and CGI rendering server farms.

Availability and Support:
The Stirling 122T, Blade Killer is currently shipping with worldwide availability and can be custom configured to meet even the most stringent requirement via the Aberdeen Web site (http://www.aberdeeninc.com) or by contacting a sales executive at (800)552-6868. Aberdeen has a media recognized, industry leading 5-year limited warranty as well as a free 10-day trial assessment program with all of its branded server solutions.

Media Contacts:
Trenton R. Baker
Marketing Supervisor
Aberdeen LLC
562-699-6998 x153
trentonb @ aberdeeninc.com

Jack Tateel
VP of Sales
Aberdeen LLC
562-699-6998 x157
jackt @ aberdeeninc.com

About Aberdeen:
Aberdeen LLC is a leading direct marketer of custom rackmount servers, NAS, iSCSI and SAN storage server solutions, computers and hardware. Voted among The Direct 100 vendors by PC Computing magazine Aberdeen designs, manufactures and customizes award-winning Aberdeen brand computer systems, Stirling rackmount servers, AberNAS storage appliances and backup storage servers while offering an extensive selection of high performance peripherals. For product sales, service or company information, call 800-552-6868 or visit http://www.aberdeeninc.com.

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