CeBIT : Dual Eden server for VIA Posted on 12/03/2005 at 14:47 by Damien
VIA made a demonstration of a server based on an Epia DP-310 platform which integrates 2 CPU Eden-N clocked at 1 GHz. The target is to promote a very compact entry level sever (2 of these platforms can be integrated in a rack 1U) and with a low heat dissipation. This solution could be interesting if the priority isn't performances. VIA indicated to be able to place 168 processors per 42U Server Racks with record power consumption of only 2500W. Now, we will have to wait and see if the server market will trust VIA.
VIA also made the demonstration of the last Pentium 4 chipsets which supports else one PCI Express 16x slot and one 8x (PT880 Pro), one PCI Express 16x (PT894) or else 2 PCI Express "16x" (PT894 Pro) slots. It is important to remember that with the PT880 Pro, AGP and PCI Express could be used simultaneously like with the PT894 Pro with two PCI Express graphic cards. VIA regrets, however, that NVIDIA stopped the SLI functioning with other chipsets than the nForce 4 SLI and hopes that ATI which will release a similar technology won’t make the same decision.