Arima Group Inc. Announces LH500, A Dual INTEL®
Xeon Processors Based Motherboard With E7520 Chipset and PCI Express
x8 Expansion Slot
Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., August 2, 2004 - Arima Computer Corp. today
announced the LH500 motherboard and barebone system products for the
Intel® Xeon processors as the latest in a series of Arima server
products that provide cost effective yet powerful solutions to
Arima Computer Corp. is a leading global provider of product design
and manufacturing services for IT and consumer electronics products,
as well as product delivery and after-the-sale product service. Our
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LH500 is a 64-bit/32-bit (Intel® EM64T) operating system compatible
server motherboard designed specifically for the Intel® Xeon family
of processors. It supports all Xeon processors current and
forthcoming, with Front Side Bus that blazes at the speed of 800MHz
and with DDR333 memory bus.
LH500 runs state of the art E7520 chipsets that provide seamless
integration with Intel® Xeon processors running at 800MHz and
enhanced memory bus that outputs at faster rate than ever before.
LH500 supports up to 12 GB DDR 333 registered memory using dual
channel memory bus in the space of 6 184-pin DIMM slots that
achieves a fine balance of spacing saving and memory power.
LH500 is designed with a far outlook that anticipates the growing
use of Serial ATA 2 drives. It uses an innovative design to support
up to 8 SATA-2 ports, a feature not found in any other motherboards,
providing the coveted hot plug feature and yet stays backward
compatible with SATA-1.
LH500 supports 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports to provide for teaming with
load balancing and fail over, making it the ideal motherboard for a
firewall system or any system that operates in a highly dynamic and
highly available computing environment.
LH500 comes with various combinations of manufacturing options that
allow it to fit 1U, 2U and Pedestal. This flexibility also
eliminates the hassles of testing a number of boards for
qualification. All these benefits come at only a tiny to zero cost
to the customer.
â€śNowadays the technologies have gone so far such that a system put
together with different vendors cannot achieve the best
configuration. But with in-house optimization that Arima provides,
due to the flexibility designed into the motherboard, we can get the
most out of every component in the system. With this motherboard
Arima can provide total solution for Xeon server systems. We can
provide barebone systems in 1U, 2U, Pedestal and with BMC system
management solutionâ€ťsaid Jim Fang, President of Arima Computer
Other features that make LH500 a most effective choice included : 5
independent PCI-X/PCI buses, Five 64-bit 133/100/66MHz (3.3V) PCI-X
slots, One PCI Express x8 and x4 slots, PXE option ROM solution,
National Semiconductor Super I/O PC87360 chip, and Baseboard
Management Controller (BMC) system management solution.
LH500 maximizes resources while minimizes integration complexity and
eliminates qualification hassles. It simplifies business transitions
and provides transparency to operating systems. It is the best
choice for a cost effective solution in the Xeon server arena. Arima
plans to start production of LH500 in third quarter of 2004.
Shipping of LH500 in a motherboard, 1U and 2U barebone system will
come shortly after that.
About Arima Computer Corp.
Arima is a leading global provider of product design and
manufacturing services for IT and consumer electronics products, as
well as product delivery and after-the-sale product service. Since
1987, Arima has continually invested in new and emerging
technologies all the while producing quality products that remain at
the forefront of innovation. Global headquarter (www.arima.com.tw)
is in Taiwan and North America headquarter (www.arimacorp.com)
is in the Silicon Valley. Arima has manufacturing service and R&D
facilities in Taiwan, China, Europe and North America. Information
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