Somerset, N.J.--Aug. 21, 1997--Raritan Computer (Somerset, N.J.) announced that its two-channel CompuSwitch has been selected by Tandem Computers Inc. for use in its new CS150 cluster server. By allowing the two servers in the CS150 to share a common video monitor, keyboard, and mouse, the CompuSwitch saves tabletop space while maintaining full system performance and usability. The CompuSwitch also provides the convenience of controlling both servers from one central point. Among the reasons for its selection by Tandem were the performance and price of the CompuSwitch, and the service and support from Raritan Computer.
The new CS150, which combines two multiprocessor Intel Pentium Pro-based servers in a single, compact cabinet, is the first product in Tandem's family of high-availability packaged cluster servers. Although they share a single small-footprint cabinet, each node is a full-fledged server with its own copy of the operating system, memory, software, disk controller, and power supply. The CS150 is also the industry's first clustered server to ship with Tandem's ServerNet technology, the de facto industry standard for cluster interconnect.
CompuSwitch supports any mix of PCs with PS/2 and serial mouse ports and features a space-saving, 1.75 inch desktop chassis; a 1U optional rackmount kit; hot-key commands, front-panel selector and control buttons, and user-adjustable Scan function. The two-channel model is priced at $385. Cables to connect PCs come in 6.5 ft. and 13 ft. lengths and cost $40 and $50, respectively.
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