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Alpha Processor Inc (API) has rebranded itself as API NetWorks, and expanded its product range to with two new high-density servers aimed at Web servers, render farms and the network infrastructure market.

The first systems to appear under the new moniker are the UP2000+ mobo supporting dual Alpha 833 MHz processors, and the rack mount CS20 clustering server which API claims is the world's most powerful 1U server and also the first 1U dual-processor Alpha server, delivering 3.3 GFLOPS. Up to 42 CS20s, producing a total of 140 GFLOPS, can be housed in a single rack.

Both support Linux in firmware which boots directly at power on, along with dual on-board Ethernet controllers and remote administration.

"Performance is the number one criteria for our customers, while clock speed is a secondary consideration. For years, Alpha has been the consistent performance leader for those seeking superior power, performance and scalability in a platform on which to build systems.

"The introduction of the UP2000+ and the availability of 833MHz CPUs only ups the ante and further extends our performance reach," says Gerry Talbot, president and CTO of API NetWorks.

The UP2000+ accommodates up to two Alpha 21264 processors with speeds up to 833 MHz and supports up to 8 MB of L2 cache for each. It uses DDR L2 cache with up to 8.9 GB/s L2 cache bandwidth and 2.6 GB/s of peak memory bandwidth. The UP2000+ comes in an extended ATX form factor along with 2Mb of flash ROM and an SRM console.

The UP2000+ is available now at $2388, while you'll have to wait until January for the slimline CS20. ®

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