NEC unveils new eco-server

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NEC unveils new eco-server

NEC has unveiled a new space and energy-saving server that promises to halve the power consumption used by conventional servers.

NEC claims the server, which has been dubbed the Eco Center, occupies 50 percent less space and is approximately 58 percent lighter than conventional servers.

The Eco Center incorporates batteries that require 20 percent less electrical power than conventional batteries. Furthermore, its server components are optimally located to maximise cooling airflow, which reduces the system's temperature and amount of electricity required to operate.

Yukio Ito, senior vice president, NEC Corporation, said the Eco Center would be well-suited for large-scale application servers and Web servers being used in major enterprises and government agency data centers.

NEC intends to market the Eco Center as the core product in its "REAL IT COOL PROJECT," an initiative that aims to cut the power used by customer IT platforms by 50 percent year on year, and to realise a cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions from IT devices by approximately 910,000 tons by 2012.

The Eco Center is expected to support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

NEC forecasts to begin shipment of the Eco Center by September 2008.

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