Crusoe-Based NEC Server Wins Best of Show Award
Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq: TMTA) today
announced that the NEC CS56 NetBrain server has won a Nikkei Byte Best of World
PC Expo 2001 Editors' Choice award.
The small office, home office server, with a 600MHz Crusoe microprocessor,
consumes less than 20 watts of power at full operating speed and does not
require a cooling fan as a result of the microprocessor's unique,
power-efficient design. If an interruption occurs in the main power supply, a
built-in auxiliary battery supply kicks in and the server will continue to
operate before shutting down in a safe manner.
The NEC server runs Linux 6.5 Secure Server edition, comes with a built-in
UPS and optional RAID, and can fit into a 19-inch wide rack in two- and
three-unit wide configurations. It includes 192MB SO-DIMM memory, an
ATI-mobility graphics chipset, 40GB (x2 for RAID) hard drives, optional CD-ROM,
one serial, two USB, one parallel, two PCI, two PS/2, one VGA and dual RJ-45
ports. Internally, there are up to two PCI sockets and room for compact flash
While the server comes with the Linux operating system, it can be loaded with
Windows® 2000, offering additional flexibility to the user. NEC introduced the
server in May 2001.