LOVELAND, Colorado - 23 July 2008 - Terra Soft is now shipping the YDL PowerStation with dual-DVI ATI Radeon X1650 graphics card installed at the original price of just $1895.
This graphics card upgrade offers improved 2D performance and a path toward future driver improvements.
Available exclusively from Terra Soft Solutions, the YDL PowerStation offers four 2.5GHz IBM 970MP cores, up to 32GB RAM, dual Gigabit ethernet, four USB ports, integrated ultra-fast SAS with 4 hot-swap bays, and both PCI-E and PCI-X slots.
The PowerStation running Yellow Dog Linux is an ideal development workstation for seamless code migration to system boards built upon IBM, Freescale, and AMCC Power architecture chips, reducing development cost and time to market. Developers may compile, test, and debug their code on the PowerStation and then quickly deploy finished applications on the target platform.
The PowerStation is binary compatible with the former Apple PowerPC G4 and G5 systems and the modern PPU of the Cell processor found in the Sony PlayStation3 and IBM QS22 blades, also available from Terra Soft.
Development tools include the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), GNU Debugger (Gdb), Eclipse, Subversion, and a large collection of libraries and toolkits.
For Cell development too, the PowerStation may be used to prepare and optimize code for Cell systems or perform as a headnode for a Sony PS3 or high performance IBM QS22 cluster. Yellow Dog Linux includes the IBM SDK, which is installed on the PowerStation by default.
The YDL PowerStation offers:
- Quad-core 2.5GHz 970 cores.
- 8 DDR2 slots for up to 32GB RAM.
- Dual-DVI ATI Radeon X1650 graphics card.
- Easy, rapid access to internals.
- 4 SAS hot-swap drive bays.
- 2x8 PCIE, 1x16 PCIE, PCI-X.
- Dual Gigabit ethernet.
- 4 USB ports.
- 2 RS-232 serial ports.
A strong personal workstation too, the YDL PowerStation comes pre-installed with Yellow Dog Linux v6.0. The default application set includes industry standards Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client, Pidgin IM/IRC client, Ekiga Voice over IP phone application, OpenOffice, gThumb and GIMP, RythmBox Music Player, games, multimedia applications including the Fluendo codec installer with MP3 installed by default, and a suite of personal accessories.
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Terra Soft is now shipping for the original price of just $1895:
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
As the recognized leader in Linux for Power since 1999, Terra Soft provides Yellow Dog Linux board support for Power architecture chip vendors and OEMs; turn-key, integrated solutions built upon the PowerStation and systems from IBM, Mercury, and Sony; cross-architecture Linux applications for high performance computing, including Y-HPC Cluster Construction Suite and the Y-Film Asset Management System.
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