Monarch Empro Tower Server Debuts

Monarch Computer announced today the addition of a four-way processor tower to their Empro Server line. Where a quad-processor configuration was previously restricted to a rack mount form factor, the Monarch Empro 4-Way Custom Tower Server now offers rack-server power that can fit under a desk. This gives users more choice for those who require the power of Opteron 800 series processors to perform complex tasks. Perfect for scientific applications, those who develop, and for server applications, the Empro line of systems offers even more flexibility for any business’ or consumer’s needs.

The Monarch Empro Tower Server is based around several key components. Four of AMD’s Opteron 800 series processors, available in single and dual-core varieties, are mounted on to either a Tyan or Supermicro motherboard. These boards have the capacity to hold sixteen registered, ECC DDR modules which allows for a total capacity of 64 gigabytes of memory. All this power is housed in Cooler Master’s Stacker RC-810 case. This case features eleven 5.25 inch drives bays which lets users mount a variety of drives inside including hard drive enclosures to hold up to eight hard drives. This solution is perfect for those who require plenty of hard drive space for RAID arrays and extra storage. Cooled with three extra-large 120 millimeter fans, users will enjoy a quieter computing experience when this tower is compared to a rack-mountable chassis. The tower systems are powered exclusively by PC Power & Cooling power supplies. At press time, these options include the Turbo-Cool 850W and the new Turbo-Cool 1-Kilowatt.

Users can also add a RAID controller from 3Ware or Tekram and configure a RAID array, including the newly added RAID 6 option, to give an extra boost in performance and reliability. The availability of PCI-Express cards gives the Empro the power to be a powerful 3D graphics workstation.

Monarch Empro Four Way Tower Servers are on sale today online at www.monarchcomputer.com.

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