PSSC Labs has introduced the Powerserve Duo T2000. The server design offers two complete and independent servers in 1U of rack space, without the backplane or shared power supply that can be found in other blade server offerings. Each server is totally independent; one server can be configured with AMD Opteron processors and the other with Intel Xeon processors, offering flexibility and performance. Made with 55 per cent recyclable metal it has a focus on low power consumption and can be configured as a supercomputing application cluster. PSSC Labs has certified both VMWare and Xen virtualisation software products to run on the Powerserve Duo T2000 and 48 processor cores and 192GB of memory can be utilised.
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