I n t r o d u c t i o n
Other features include:
Multi-processor Bus. The system is equipped with a chipset that
controls a multiplexed 64-bit bus and achieves a peak transfer rate
of 267 Mbytes per second at 33 MHz. It also provides an integrated
1.2 Mbyte cache and an intelligent PCI bridge.
Fault resilience, rather than just fault tolerance, provided by RAID
technology (RAID = Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks). This
supports automatic intelligent system reconfiguration after failure
and hot swapping of hard disk drives.
Systems Management Controller (SMC), which monitors the system
and reports any problems. It allows remote diagnostics and
maintenance without requiring a working main CPU or rebooting
the system into diagnostics mode. There is also the System
Management Application (SMA) which is the software interface
between you and the controller. You can run the SMA via a direct
serial link to another PC, via a modem link to a computer at another
site or over the network itself.
PCI Peer Bus Architecture, which achieves a 128 Mbytes/second
peak transfer rate through each of two 32-bit PCI buses. This is the
main I/O bus in the system. There are 4 slots, two of which are
shared with EISA slots.
EISA Bus, which provides compatibility for lower performance add-
in cards. There are 6 slots, two of which are shared with PCI slots.
1000-watt Uninterruptible Power Supply. This is a robust unit with
a removable battery pack, external battery isolation switch and
standby power for the SMC.
Network environments. The server will run all the major network
environments such as Novell NetWare, UnixWare, Windows NT
and SCO UNIX & MPX.
One 3.5-inch 1.44-Mbyte floppy disk drive.
One 5.25-inch CD-ROM drive.
102-key extended PS/2 keyboard.
2-Button PS/2 mouse.
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