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Rackable Systems is providing new ways for enterprises to build out the cloud. The company, which is known for its high-density server and storage
products and has been one of the leading advocates for building mobile
data center containers, launched five new systems June 23 aimed at
businesses looking to build out their computing capacity for Web 2.0,
cloud computing and high-performance computing.

The new hardware includes three of what Rackable calls its
Half-Depth Servers, which are only 15.5-inches deep and 2U (3.5-inch)
in height. These new systems include two Intel-based servers, the
XE2004-SC1 and the XE2006-SC1, and another system, the XE2006-F1, which
uses Advanced Micro Devices’ Opteron chips.

Rackable also is offering a new server specifically designed for its portable container system called ICE (Integrated Concentro Environment) Cube. This
server, the XE2208-SC1, is based on Intel chips and has eight,
3.5-inch, hard disk drives. This server also means a business can pack
2,800 two-way systems into a 40-foot by 8-foot mobile data center. (The
original configurations allowed for 1,200 servers.)

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