NetRAIDer was the hands-down winner, because of its superior performance,
service options, and value."
Earlier this year, Intel
Corp. unveiled the latest addition to its line of x86 microprocessors, the
Pentium II. Servers featuring this advanced design are available from a
variety of vendors. Pentium II server configurations are currently limited
to a two-way setup, and will remain so until the Descutes CPUs roll off the
line next year. Nevertheless, the two way configuration is a viable design
for applications and database servers, as well as for devices providing
traditional file and print services. We wanted to put the current crop of
Pentium II multiprocessing servers through a suite of file operation and
Microsoft SQL Server transaction tests using Bluecurve Inc.'s Dynameasure
Enterprise software as our performance test and measurement tool.
What we received was a
mixed bag of machines; AST Research Inc.'s Premium HS, Micron Electronics
Inc. NetFrame MV5000, Polywell Computers Inc.'s Poly 7300LS2 and Xi Computer Corp.'s Xi 600 NetRAIDer.
Xi 600 NetRAIDer was the hands down winner, because of its superior
performance, service options, and value.
The NetRAIDer handled all the work we through at it, recording consistently
superior scores in all phases of our testing.
The machine is physically well-designed, easy to service, and with unlimited
lifetime technical support, an excellent