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Broadcom's ServerWorks ships its SystemI/O core logic for Intel Xeon MP processor-based servers
March 12, 2002
HANNOVER, Germany -- ServerWorks Corporation, aBroadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM) company and the leading independent supplier ofhigh-performance SystemI/O™ integrated circuits for servers, today announcedit has commenced shipments of its Grand Champion™ HE (GC-HE) SystemI/O corelogic for 4-way Intel® Xeon™ MP processor -based servers. Platforms based onthe GC-HE and Intel Xeon MP processors offer a combination of high memorybandwidth and high Reliability/ Availability/ Serviceability (RAS) forserver, storage, and network appliance applications that were previouslyserved by more expensive, proprietary architectures.The GC-HE, ServerWorks' most configurable SystemI/O design, supports up tofour Intel Xeon or Xeon MP processors, up to 64 Gigabytes of memory, sixindependent PCI-X bus segments and a traditional 32-bit PCI bus. It deliversmemory bandwidth up to 6.4 Gigabytes per second and 5 Gigabytes per secondof I/O bandwidth throughput."Intel's Xeon MP processors provide unprecedented performance and value forthe enterprise-level server market," commented Raju Vegesna, President andCEO of ServerWorks. "ServerWorks' Grand Champion HE enables the Intel XeonMP to address the market previously served by much more expensive RISCarchitectures without sacrificing performance or reliability. It providesthe memory and I/O bandwidth that allows Intel's Xeon MP processors tooperate at their highest levels, as well as the RAS features knowledgeableserver buyers have come to demand."ServerWorks Corp.
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