Quad-core industrial servers offered in compact formats

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Having only recently launched its first quad-core KISS4U ultra-quiet industrial server, Kontron is extending its family of quad-core industrial servers with two new members. The KISS4U Short and KISS2U with integrated Flex-ATX motherboard now feature the Intel Core2 Quad processor in space-saving 4U Short and 2U designs.

The compact Kontron KISS KT965 Flex servers with integrated embedded Flex-ATX motherboards support the Intel Q965 Express chipset and LGA 775 socket and offer performance up to the Intel Core2 Quad processor.

In addition to their impressive 64-bit multi-core performance these Kontron industrial servers are efficient when it comes to the space they take in the server rack. With its reduced installation depth of only 300mm the Kontron KISS4U Short (177 x 482 x 300mm) leaves plenty of room for connecting cable ducts and dock-ons at the rear, making it suitable for rack mounting in industrial applications. Together with the low-height KISS2U (88 x 482 x 472mm) both servers are useful for densely packed, data-intensive applications such as those found in test and measurement or industrial and medical image processing. Furthermore, with an ultra-low noise output of <35dB they also fit well as servers in control rooms and engineering offices. Thanks to the Intel multi-core technology, the Kontron KISS servers offer the processing power to combine previously separate systems on a single space-saving platform. This not only saves hardware costs, but also increases system reliability. With Intel's virtualisation technology, both Kontron KISS KT965 Flex servers enable resources to be used more efficiently. Being high-performance systems, the Kontron servers can also be used as a host system, thereby furthering the homogenisation of IT infrastructure.

Scalable performance

The Kontron KISS KT965 Flex industrial servers are based on the Intel Q965 chipset with up to 1066MHz front side bus and the Intel ICH8 DO I/O controller hub. The Kontron KISS KT965 Flex industrial servers provide scalable performance from the Intel Core2 Duo processor E4300 and Intel Core2 Duo processors E6400 up to the Intel Core2 Quad Q6x00 processor. Performance is boosted even further by up to 8Gigabytes of DDR2 Dual-Channel RAM. The integrated Intel GMA 3100 Graphics Media Accelerator supports resolutions of up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) via the VGA port. In terms of standard data interfaces, both compact KISS KT965 Flex servers offer two Gigabit Ethernet, ten USB 2.0 ports (two on the front) and one COM. Data storage media are connected via six SATA 150/300 with onboard RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality. As an option the KISS Stor and KISS Stor Slim RAID sub-systems with hot-swappable hard drive carriers provide easy maintenance and minimum hassle due to connection via only a single SATA cable and one power cable. Interfaces for 7.1 HD-Audio and PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard round off the list of interface features.

With a MTBF of 50,000 hours (approximately 5.7 years of continuous use) the extremely robust and shock-resistant systems ensure high availability and minimum maintenance. Moreover, the temperature-controlled and ultra-quiet fans are hot-swappable for easier servicing. Designed for continuous operation, the Kontron KISS systems are CE certified and UL suitable.

The high-availability Kontron KISS KT965 Flex servers support Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server and Vista and are available now as preconfigured standard systems or can be customised as needed and delivered as tested and independently certified servers.

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