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Aberdeen: SASSY!  Quad-Core Power + SAS Storage Speed
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Press Release November 15, 2006

SASSY!  SAS Storage Speed + Quad-Core Power
Aberdeen Stirling Quad-Core Servers Deliver Unquestioned Performance

Santa Fe Springs, California, Nov. 15, 2006- Aberdeen LLC, the Custom Server Solution Provider and Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboards, have joined forces to deliver innovative SAS storage solutions. Featuring the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300 Series, Aberdeen's Stirling storage servers cater to the needs of the streaming media and digital video server markets.

The award-winning Aberdeen Stirling line of rackmount servers and storage solutions utilize the Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core Processor 5300 Series to combine cutting edge processor technology performance, high-efficient power consumption and reliability into every customizable server. Together with the superb SAS storage server designs from Supermicro, Aberdeen offers its high demanding 2U multi-core Stirling 228Q rackmount server. The Stirling 228Q server not only can provide up to 6TB of pure SATA II storage, it may also be used to deliver optimum drive performance by utilizing SAS disk drives. In addition to providing SAS storage and quad-core performance the Stirling 228Q also offers the reliability of a redundant 700W power supply.

The Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300 Series - (previously codenamed “Clovertown”) is a multi-tasking monster. The true value of multi-processing is that a single server/workstation can take on several tasks at the same time such as rendering, real-time streaming, or 3D modeling with significant improvements in system responsiveness by off-loading certain tasks to specific cores. For the designer or editor, physics, AI, and rendering can all be improved while maintaining frame rates, whilst data access and transfer speeds are improved with the emergence of SAS disk drives. The net advantage is that this innovative technology frees up additional processor resources for other tasks and improves productivity.

“Intel and Aberdeen both work to develop cutting-edge solutions for server customers," said Boyd Davis, general manager, Intel’s Server Platform Group Marketing. “Aberdeen Stirling servers take advantage of the industry leading performance delivered by the new Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors to provide server and storage solutions that provide more performance, enable more efficiency and deliver more dependability."

New advancements to the Aberdeen Stirling server line feature; quad-core processor support up to a 1066Mhz front side bus, low 130W energy consumption, 8MB L2 Smart Cache, redundant power chassis, 3Gb/s SAS hard drive technology, and fully-buffered DIMM DDR2 memory. FB-DIMM memory delivers up to four times the capacity and is critical for creating balanced platforms utilizing multiple cores and the latest technologies, such as virtualization.

"Along with our industry leading 5 Year Warranty, Aberdeen can provide a distinct advantage by utilizing the performance leading Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors within our complete line of Stirling server solutions and AberNAS Network-Attached Storage appliances" states Moshe Ovadya, President of Aberdeen.

The performance leading Stirling multi-core SAS servers deliver radically increased throughput capability and reliability. Starting around the $2000 mark the Stirling 128Q 1U server provides high-performance in a space saving cluster friendly rack-dense space. The robust Stirling 228Q will also support dual quad-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 32MB of FBDIMM memory and provide up to 2.4TB of ultra SAS storage.


 ~ Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series
    - unprecedented performance to high-end computers with reduced power requirements
 ~ Enhanced Intel Virtualization Technology
    - Improved performance management and utilization in virtualized workloads
 ~ Fully buffered DIMM Memory
    - 32MB capacity and 3 times the memory bandwidth
 ~ Increased PCI-Express I/O
    - Delivers high-performance Ethernet, RAID, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel interconnectivity
 ~ SAS Hard Drive Support
    - 3Gb/s transfer speed - (faster than SCSI)
 ~ Redundant Power Supply
    - 85% power efficiency based on typical load operations

Availability and Support:
The Stirling 128 and Stirling 228 are currently shipping with worldwide availability and feature Intel Xeon Quad-Core processors in SATA, SCSI and the newly introduced SAS models. Aberdeen can custom configure any server to meet even the most stringent requirements. Aberdeen has a media recognized, industry leading 5 year limited warranty as well as a free 10-day trial assessment program with all of its branded server solutions.


Media Contacts:
Charles E. Stevens
Marketing Manager
562-903-1500 x184

Jack Tateel
VP of Sales
562-903-1500 x157

About Aberdeen:
Aberdeen is a leading direct marketer of custom rackmount servers, NAS, iSCSI and SAN storage solutions, computers and hardware. Voted among The Direct 100 vendors by PC Computing magazine Aberdeen designs, manufactures and customizes award-winning Aberdeen brand computer systems, Stirling rackmount servers, AberNAS storage appliances and backup storage servers while offering an extensive selection of high performance peripherals. For product sales, service or Aberdeen information, call 800-552-6868 or visit

Aberdeen is an Intel® Channel Partner Member:
Intel® Channel Partner Members deliver custom IT solutions for a variety of consumer and business markets. Aberdeen uses industry-leading Intel® platform products coupled with a high level of innovation to create IT solutions specific to customers' needs. To maximize technology investment, Aberdeen has access to training on the latest Intel products and solutions that are compatible with existing hardware and software solutions.

*Other names and brands are not affiliated with Intel Corporation.
Intel, the Intel logo and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit Intel Performance Benchmark Limitations (





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