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Compaq releases SAN, NAS appliance serversCompaq Computer, as part of its enterprise network storage architecture strategy, has introduced the StorageWorks RAID Array 4100 SAN and the TaskSmart N-Series NAS appliance server. The network-attached storage (NAS) TaskSmart is available now and will work on Windows 2000. Pricing information wasn't available. The storage-area network (SAN) 4100 is aimed at workgroups and small and medium-size businesses. It supports Windows, Unix and Linux.

Intel chip breaks gigahertz barrier

Intel has announced a Pentium III processor that breaks the gigahertz clock speed, at 1.13GHz. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has a 1.1GHz chip, which begins shipping late this month. The faster chips are considered important to software designers, engineers doing computer-aided design and game players, but several analysts said they aren't required for most typical office functions. IBM has also announced that it is producing an Aptiva S desktop PC running the 1.13GHz Pentium III.

3Com announces new stackable switches

3Com has announced four stackable Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches for mid-size businesses and enterprise network wiring closets. The four SuperStack II 3300s feature 24 ports of 10/100Mbit/sec Ethernet and have a built-in stacking module that lets the switches share one backplane. Where the boxes differ is on the uplinks. The 3300TM has one 1000Base-T port for connecting the switch to a copper-based infrastructure; the 3300SM has a 1000Base-SX multimode fibre port. Two models don't support Gigabit uplinks: the 3300XM, and the thin 3300MM.

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