Briefs: EMC's Data General Adds to Server Line

FRAMINGHAM (07/27/2000) - EMC Corp.'s Data General division has boosted its server line with new Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Data General/Unix systems.

The new line includes the quad-processor AV3800 and AV3750 systems and an eight-processor AV8950 based on Intel Corp.'s Pentium III Xeon chips. The AV3800 comes with up to 8GB of memory, eight expansion slots and five internal disk drives.

The high-end AV8950 supports up to 16GB of error-checking memory and a maximum of 10 hot-pluggable Peripheral Component Interconnect expansion slots. The system's Aviion Management Board allows remote service centers to monitor and troubleshoot the system, even when the server is nonoperational.

Pricing is not yet available.

EpicRealm Chooses Foundry's Web SwitchesEpicRealm, an electronic-business Internet service provider in Richardson, Texas, has deployed Web switches from San Jose-based Foundry Networks Inc.

Officials said epicRealm has installed ServerIron Layer 4 through 7 Web switches and FastIron Layer 2 through 3 Gigabit Ethernet switches.

BackWeb AnnouncesPush Application ServerBackWeb Technologies Inc. in San Jose has announced its Push Application Server, due for release this quarter. The server will allow companies to use a single middleware product to deliver content to any device.

Push Application Server will eventually support handheld computers, cell phones, pagers, fax machines and voice-mail systems.

The BackWeb software can identify whether the user has received a notification on the preferred device, such as a PC. If not, the server reroutes the information to the device of the next highest priority. Pricing is based on the number of server CPUs or the number of clients.

With its products supported by Lucent Technologies Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and several smaller companies, BackWeb is trying to garner support for a "Universal Push" initiative that aims to provide a single infrastructure that will let any application deliver content to any user on any device.

Linux Support for HP Graphics Cards

Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced Linux support for the recently introduced HP Visualize FX5 and FX10 graphics accelerators used in its Windows NT and Unix workstations.

Linux-based workstations featuring the accelerators are slated to become available in September with a starting price of approximately $4,700.

FileNet Launches XML-Based Service

Costa Mesa, Calif.-based FileNet Corp. has announced the release of Panagon eProcess Services 3.0. This XML-based service automates important processes for business-to-business, business-to-consumer and business-to-employee applications by controlling work processes conducted over the Web. Functions of eProcess Services include eProcess Auditor, which allows the management of business applications; Web Content Lifecycle Management, which allows users to control content creation for Web pages; and eProcess Web Client, a thin user client that allows secure access to Web content. Pricing starts at approximately $50,000 per server.

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