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VIA Announces Power-Efficient NSR7800, 8-Bay 2U Rackmount Server

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  1. btarunr

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    VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA NSR7800 2U rackmount server for network storage solution providers. Powered by a 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, the VIA NSR7800 offers system integrators the opportunity to provide unparalleled power and energy-efficient server solutions to today's energy-conscious small and medium sized business customers.

    With eight 3.5" S-ATA II hard drive bays, the VIA NSR7800 is the perfect balance of power-efficiency, performance and capacity, an ideal starting point for a variety of rackmount server applications including email, file and web server products. The VIA NSR7800's drive bays are easily accessible through lockable front levers that allow hard drives to be securely installed in moments. Dual Gigabit LAN ensures fast data transfer speeds.

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    A Green Server Solution

    Small and medium sized businesses and enterprises are increasingly seeking ways to minimize energy consumption and reduce fuel bills. The current economic climate has only increased the pressure on businesses to further reduce their carbon footprint. Cost effective, energy efficient-storage and network solutions are now a major element in today's transition to carbon-neutral business practices.

    Several server applications like mail, file and web servers require far less computational power than other more power hungry applications. The VIA NSR7800 is ideal suited to these kinds of applications while consuming a fraction of the energy, generating far less heat (again requiring less energy for elaborate cooling systems) and offering unrivaled stability over extended periods of uninterrupted usage.

    "Business leaders are now ready to accept that a power hungry IT infrastructure is no longer acceptable," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA NSR7800 is an important step in the right direction, providing the right balance between performance and capacity while consuming at least 50% less energy."

    About the VIA NSR7800

    The VIA NSR7800 is powered by a 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor and supports up to a gigabyte of DDR2 system memory. Two separate S-ATA controllers allow up to 16TB* of potential storage capacity through eight S-ATA II ports. These ports are accessible through eight lockable front panel levers allowing simple, fast installation of the systems full-size 3.5" drives. These eight S-ATA ports also feature hot-swap hardware support. Users can expect fast file transfer speeds over a network with dual gigabit LAN ports over PCI and PCIe buses. A VGA port is included on the rear for easy on-screen device configuration.

    Individual LEDs are provided to monitor both network ports as well as three-color LEDs for each drive bay, a power LED and an overall drive activity LED. The VIA NSR7800 includes on bootable Type I Compact Flash port for discrete OS installation and an optional Mini-PCI port for additional security related add-in cards such as hardware VPN or anti-virus modules.

    The VIA NSR7800 uses heavy duty steel casing to provide an industrial class server product that complies with current rackmount device specifications. The VIA NSR7800 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2007, Windows Home Server and Linux. System monitoring and management includes a TPM module, Wake-on-LAN, Wake-on-Alarm and Watch Dog Timer.

    *based on 2TB current maximum drive capacity

    For more details about VIA's family of storage and server systems please visit this page.

    Source: VIA
     
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    low power server.... does not compute!

    just... wow. Up to 1GB of memory!

    This is why you run a email server inside a VM on a real server running other things. I can't imagine someone using 2U of physical space for something so underpowered. Grats VIA. You've created a niche.
     
  3. lemonadesoda

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    What is going on with VIA? New products on OLD processors. They must be having a terrible problem getting Nano manufactured. Since the Nano is more powerful than C7 AND lower power, then there is not reason to NOT just it in everything new... unless of course... Nano isnt working.

    Has Nano turned into vapourware? Remember how it was supposed to be launched neck and neck with Atom? Well there are millions of Atoms out there and 100's of Atom based SKUs. And of Nano? Nothing but to see but its absense.
     
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    they're busy on the next stepping - with lower than ever power draw and a pure unobtanium IHS :)
     
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    LOL.:laugh:

    VIA Unobtainiumâ„¢ built on element 404 nm process
     
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    This made me lol.
     
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    Nano works issue is they have alot of old stock C7
     
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    Nevermind that! Fact is, there is NO Nano stock. There are ZERO products in Europe containing the Nano CPU, and I am not aware of any (released) Nano products elsewhere either.

    Nano is AWOL.
     
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    This is a NAS guys. Do you even know what that means?
    A C7 1.5Ghz and 1GB of RAM is serious overkill for a NAS!
     
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    er, no. It's not "just" a NAS. It's x86 based, 8-Bay 2U Rackmount Server . That's what it is. A low power, SERVER. It is designed for much broader application than just NAS/FTP. Yes, you can use it as a dumb NAS. But you can use if for much more. And it is intended for such.

    See my Atom 330 "server" thread for ideas.
     
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    yea, i'm wondering what the heck is happening with the Nano, you cant buy it in the US either though there are some Nano boards out but what good is board if you cant buy the CPU? Its a shame really, considering that Nano kicks Atom's assc and Intel does need to get their ass kicked for a change.
     
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    No, reread the OP. "...today announced the VIA NSR7800 2U rackmount server for network storage solution providers...."

    It's nothing more than a file server for small to medium businesses. AKA: a NAS. A C7 and 1GB is more than enough for that.
     
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    But the flip side is a cheapo AMD system clocked to 1.5Ghz will still be faster, run more RAM and probbly use less energy.



    THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA!!!!!!! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103189


    Many have these running .9 v or less at almost stock speed and with a passive cooler and only the PSU fan to cool the whole system.
     
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    Yeah, but I'm guessing the allure of the VIA rig is ease of setup. Think about how many small and medium businesses you know that have a great IT dept.

    EDIT: Personally, I like the do-it-yourself route, but that's not always feasible with small businesses.
     
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    for a small business, this is far easier. its a NAS for backup/storage use, and they can hire some IT guy to throw an email and web server on it too.
     
  16. btarunr

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    SMBs generally don't have racks. I bet this "server" is going to be more expensive than 6~8 bay desktop NAS units from Thecus/QNAP, plus VIA isn't specifying this to be a NAS, hence no NAS firmware/software from VIA's side.



    edit: and I agree with lemon, Nano is turning out to be vapourware. It doesn't seem like C7 is overstocked and VIA is getting rid of it, indeed it could be that Nano isn't working out too well. If VIA had genuine plans with Nano, it could have easily pushed C7 into cheap Geode-like embedded platforms and washed its hands off the old-stock. What is to say there isn't a demand for cheap Geode-like internet boxes?
     
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    THIS IS NOT A SERVER! I repeat: THIS IS NOT A SERVER!

    Haha.

    It's a really good storage solution though if it's extremely cheap.
     

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