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FiberCycles WebBunker Crusoe Server - FC206i

FiberCycles WebBunker Crusoe Server - FC206i - PCSTATS
Abstract: What makes FiberCycle's WebBunker unique is that it is one of the first rack-mounting servers to incorporate Transmeta's mobile processor, Crusoe.
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External Mfg. Website: FiberCycle Mar 07 2001   Max Page  
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WebBunker FC206i Specs and Features

Whoever the customers turn out to be, FiberCycle have a wide and growing market ready and waiting for a product such as the WebBunker. With the growth of rich media content, the demand for frontline webservers should continue to increase. By that same token, the infrastructure on the IDC level is beginning to become taxed to point of breaking. Rack space is running out, power bills are growing exponentially, air conditioning is being out-scaled by heat producing processors like Intel's Pentium III, and setting up server systems is becoming increasingly complex and time consuming.

The WebBunker server line is an attempt to solve not only the issues of server density, power consumption and heat production, but also server configuration. While many of the software tools which FiberCycle have announced today will not be immediately available they shortly promise to take server management to the click and drag level of simplicity.

FiberCycle WebBunker FC206i Web Server

FC206i Component Sections:

1. Dual load-sharing redundant power supplies and removable fan blades. Max Power consumption is 250 Watts.

2. Hot swappable CPU bay, six in total. Contains a single TM5600 667MHz Crusoe processor, integrated thermal solution, 256MB DDR SDRAM onboard per processor, 1 DIMM expansion slot available, 20GB EIDE ATA-100 hard drive. Each bay measures only 1.2"x4.2"x12" (h x w x d).

3. Venting. Cooling air is drawn in through these vents then moves past he power supply back towards the IO blades and then is exhausted though a fan at the center back of the server.

4. Handle for removing the hot swapable CPU blade.

5. GigaBit Ethernet Ports, six per IO blade.

6. Dual redundant management & IO blades. Each hot swappable blade contains a management co-porcessor, Gb Ethernet / Fibre Channel connections and access to utilize FiberCycle's CAMP architecture. All data cable connections are made on the front of these two blades.

7. Fibre Channel ports, six per IO blade.

8. Chasis. The rack-mounting chassis conforms to the 2U formfactor. Dimensions are 3"x17.5"x14" (h x w x d).

The potential for Transmeta to rev up sales of Crusoe is large, and the high-density server could end-up being a great windfall for Transmeta who have seen their stock value slide to $24/share in the last while. Rather than openly focusing on the potential for Crusoe in the low-power server market Dave Ditzel and Co. seem to have been focusing their efforts on developing Crusoe for the sub-4lb notebook market. With the current goal to capture the market for notebooks costing less than $2000, server sales may just be icing on the supply chain cake.

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Contents of Article: FiberCycle FC206i
 Pg 1.  FiberCycles WebBunker Crusoe Server - FC206i
 Pg 2.  — WebBunker FC206i Specs and Features

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