Enterprise Linux Log

Aug 2 2007   2:15PM GMT

Movidis to announce new energy efficient software packages for its Revolution servers


LinuxWorld vendor news 

Movidis Inc. will announce several new energy efficient software packages for its Revolution x16 servers this coming Monday at the Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo.

The new software releases include a full LAMP suite (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python), a Java Virtual Machine (a.k.a. JVM, which allows Web servers to run Java-based applications), lighttpd (used by Web sites for serving static Web pages with less memory and faster than Apache), Apache SSL (encryption without an accelerator card) and Webmin (a brower-based management user interface).

The software packages are available now and ship for free with the Revolution x16, which starts at $2995. Revolution x16s are available in 1U or 2U rack mount enclosures with up to 12 SATA or SAS drives (max of 12 Terabytes in a single 2U RAID system) and ship with Linux and popular applications pre-installed.

The server itself uses a 16-core, 64-bit processor and can execute ~20 billion instructions per second, partially due to the integrated silicon for accelerating computer-intensive functions. Then, Movidis selected applications that would improve performance, concluding in performance that’s “ten-to-fifteen times” better than Xeon-based servers with one-fifth the energy of a dual Xeon platform, according to a Movidis press release.

“Because it can deliver as much as fifteen times as many page views, the Revolution requires less than 98% of the amount of energy per page view,” Ken Goldsholl, Movidis CEO said in the press release.

How’s that for saving energy? Captain Planet would be proud.

More information available on Movidis and The Revolution at Movidis.com.

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