Teradata Ships Powerful Server for "Green" Data Warehousing

Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation announced the availability of its 5500 Server, which claims to use approximately 75 percent less energy and coexists with multiple generations of its servers. The Teradata 5500 Server supports its Warehouse 8.2, a suite of software, hardware and professional consulting services.

"The efficiency of the Teradata 5500 Server will provide Teradata customers with up to a 75 percent reduction in electricity usage for the same capability data warehouse as compared to Teradata servers of three to five years ago. That is enough kilowatt-hours saved by one typical system to power 40 U.S. homes for one year. In addition, the 5500 Server reduces the floor space requirement by approximately 66%," stated Scott Gnau, Senior VP and Chief Development Officer, Teradata. He added, "Teradata constantly strives to improve the performance per watt of our servers. These improvements have been driven by Teradata's commitment to operating our business in an environmentally sound manner worldwide."

In addition to lower energy-related cooling costs, the Teradata also patented cabinet door design, which claims to provide a 30% improvement in cabinet cooling efficiency over conventional cabinet door designs.

The Teradata 5500 Server extends the capability to coexist with multiple generations of its servers even further, which protects the technology investment made by the customers. According to Gnau, "With Teradata, coexistence is not a myth. The ability of Teradata to coexist with multiple generations of servers outshines the other data warehouse vendors."

The Teradata 5500 Server leverages the Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5100 technology with Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T).

"The Dual-Core Intel Xeon chip set is much more efficient at data warehouse workloads, as compared to the scientific workload oriented Intel Itanium chip touted by some nascent data warehouse vendors," said Gnau.

The Teradata 5500 Server also leverages the EM64T functionality of the Intel Xeon processor to support both 32-bit and 64-bit based data warehouse solutions. Customers may select the 64-bit Linux or Windows Server 2003 and the 32-bit UNIX operating systems for the best fit in their enterprise.


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