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4U Rugged Rack Server Sports A Pair Of Cool Dual-Core Xeons
The Procelerant RMS420-5000XI rack-mount server from Radisys takes advantage of a pair of Intel's latest 2.33-GHz 5140 Xeon processors. It's ideal for 3D and 4D graphic applications. The motherboard has an x16 PCI Express slot for highperformance video as well as x8 and x4 PCI Express slots and two 133-MHz PCI-X slots. It also features a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports and three SATA-II ports. A front slot supports an ATA optical drive. One front-panel and four rear-panel USB 2.0 connectors, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, and a serial port round out the peripherals. The system handles up to 32 Gbytes of DDR2-667 fully buffered memory modules. Pricing starts at $4000. www.radisys.com

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Dual-Core Xeon Drives COM Express
A 2-GHz dual-core Xeon LV processor with Intel's E7520 chip set powers Eltec's Eurocomm 400 COM Express module. The Eurocomm 400 can hold up to 4 Gbytes of DDR2-RAM with error-correction coding. Interfaces include two x8 and x4 PCI Express links, Gigabit Ethernet, an SMI 712 graphics controller, and four USB 2.0 and two SATA interfaces. The Eurocomm 400 board costs $1499. www.americaneltec.com

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Dev Kit Handles Robot JAUS
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) mandates the JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems) software-messaging protocol for all unmanned systems. With RE2's JAUS Software Development Kit Version 1.0, developers can quickly deliver software based on this standard. Its development libraries include message packing/unpacking and UDP/IP delivery support as well as support for node managers and communicators. RE2 provides JAUS training and integration along with custom robotic engineering services. JAUS also can be used in non-DoD robotic projects. www.resquared.com

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