Themis Unveils Two Intel Xeon-based Rugged Enterprise Servers

7/26/2004 - Themis Computer has announced two new Intel® XeonTM dual-processor servers for use in demanding military and aerospace environments. Themis' RES-22XELTM and RES-32XELTM servers are based on the Intel Xeon processor and NetBurstTM microarchitecture technologies. The new RES-22XEL is Themis' most compact dual Xeon system in a 2RU (Rack Unit) 20" deep chassis, and the new RES-32XEL is offered in a 3RU configuration that provides users maximum I/O flexibility and high performance.

Themis engineered the new RES-22XEL and the RES-32XEL servers for configurability with single or dual Intel Xeon processors, at up to 3.06 GHz for the RES-22XEL and 3.2GHz for the RES-32XEL, and connection to a 533/400 MHz Front Side Bus and 800 MHz memory bus. With a wealth of I/O and storage options, the modular design of the RES-22XEL and RES-32XEL servers allows users versatile configurability and system expansion. Themis' new system uses Intel's new E7505 chipset to provide higher system performance and scalability. The E7505 Memory Controller Hub is the central hub for all data passing through the core elements such as the dual Xeon processors, and delivers 4.3GB/s of bandwidth across a 533 MHz system bus and up to 4.3GB/s of bandwidth across two high performance DDR SDRAM memory channels.

Themis' new RES-22XEL and RES-32XEL systems deliver new, innovative technologies including; Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel NetBurst microarchitecture and next generation AGP 8X graphics. Themis' new RES-32XEL servers support optional InfiniBand bridges for PCI expansion. The RES-22XEL and RES-32XEL systems offer outstanding platform performance, dependability, and value.

Both systems may be configured with up to 12GB ECC protected DDR-266 memory, and are easily expanded through the addition of commercially available, off the shelf networking cards, I/O, peripherals and other value-added options to meet current and future system requirements. The expansion versatility of the RES-22XEL and RES-32XEL provides ample headroom for integration with current and future server and workstation platforms.

Themis' new servers support a broad range of proven solutions on a variety of operating systems, including Windows®, and Linux® to provide users with the flexibility that their computing environments and applications demand. To ensure reliable operation in harsh environments, leveraging the rugged design of it's successful family of Intel-based servers, Themis designed the new systems to withstand shock loads of 25 G @ 40 ms (MIL-901D).

"We design and build rugged computing solutions that provide high quality, superior scalability and reliability for use in hostile operating environments," stated William Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "We are pleased to enhance our rugged, high performance servers with the latest technologies, allowing our customers to provide state of the art solutions for their mission critical applications."

The Themis RES-22XEL Servers
The RES-22XEL dual-processor system delivers the robust design of Themis' Rugged Enterprise Server (RES) family in a low-cost, compact chassis design. The Intel E7505 chipset technology-based system is designed for demanding applications aerospace and military environments. The RES-22XEL is the only system in its size that features both an AGP 8X graphics slot and Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) support, enabling the system to provide graphics performance beyond the capabilities of similar systems with on-board AGP 8X graphics support. The rugged, expandable RES-22XEL reflects Themis Computer's extensive experience expertise in designing high performance systems for use in demanding operating environments.

RES-22XEL Features include:

The Themis RES-32XEL Servers
The RES-32XEL, Themis Computer's new 3U dual-processor server/workstation, combines the robust design of Themis' Rugged Enterprise Server (RES) family with five PCI slots and storage expandability. The rugged RES-32XEL reflects Themis Computer's extensive expertise designing high performance systems for use in demanding environments. This new system combines proven Intel Xeon processor, Intel E7505 chipset, and Adaptec Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) technologies with Themis' proprietary thermal and mechanical design techniques to achieve superior I/O configuration flexibility and performance.

RES-32XEL Features include:

Themis Computer's Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers
Themis Computer is a leading provider of embedded computers for mission critical applications. Themis offers a broad range of compact, multi-vendor servers, including Intel and Sun Microsystems-based dual and four-way SMP platforms, featuring rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance.

Themis provides a broad range of high performance VME and Compact PCI single board computers and graphics controllers for the embedded market. Themis' family of VMEbus embedded computing products comprises the new USPIIIiTM, the new USPIIe-GbTM with Gigabit interface (dual 10/100/1000 ports on the front panel), the USPIIe-USBTM, the USPIIe-cPCITM, the TGA3D+TM and TGA-100TM PMC graphics mezzanine card. Themis' single board computers have been performance tested to MIL-S-901D, Class A standards, with equipment shock loads of 40 G's.

Themis' high performance servers, single-board computers and graphics controllers are now being integrated into advanced communications and defense systems, worldwide. The Themis Computer family of COTS VME-based boards and systems products provide increased processing power and system reliability to demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.

RES-22XEL and RES-32XEL Pricing and Availability
The Themis Computer Rugged Enterprise Servers-22XEL, $5,730.00 (single quantity) and RES-32XEL, $5,210.00 (single quantity) are now shipping. Please contact factory for volume order requirements.

About Themis Computer
Themis Computer is a leading developer and supplier of high performance VME and Compact PCI single-board computers, as well as systems based on ruggedized COTS motherboards and systems, for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the SolarisTM, Linux®, and Windows® NT operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by environmental extremes. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

Themis, the Themis logo, Rugged Enterprise Server, RES-22XEL, RES-32XEL, USPIIIi, USPIIe-Gb, USPIIe-USB, USPIIe-cPCI, TGA3D+, and TGA-100 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. Intel, Xeon, and NetBurst are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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