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Acer updates server line up

Acer F2 server range features Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, more management tools

Acer updates server line up
Acer's A310 F2 server.

Acer has refreshed its line up of servers, with new hardware, new management tools and an expanded business portfolio.

The new line up of F2 generation hardware now includes servers running Intel Xeon E5 22nm processors, with up to 8 cores per CPU and twice the performance of previous lines, according to Acer.

The servers also include Acer Smart Setup, Smart Console, Smart Server Manager and Smart Integration Pack management tools, and improved features such as remote BIOS/firmware updates and power monitoring ,and Acer Smart Server Manager for data centre usage, which enables power capping commands across Acer servers via a uniform interface to ensure each machine is providing the most optimal power-performance needed for mission-critical applications.

Evis Lin, AVP of Enterprise Product Business Unit at Acer Inc commented: "The new F2 line of server products represents our continuous strive to provide even more robust solutions for the modern business, enterprise and datacenter. After revamping Acer's server commercial-line of enterprise-class products in 2009, we learned a great deal more about datacenter demands. Today we are glad to tell our customers we hear you and we have answered."

Speaking on behalf of Intel, Boyd Davis, Vice President in the Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of the Datacenter Infrastructure Group of Intel Corporation, also remarked "We have been collaborating with Acer for a number of years. With their new F2 line of server products, Acer is leveraging the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family's leadership performance, energy efficiency, enhanced security features, and breakthrough I/O innovation to offer solutions that will appeal to a broad spectrum of customers, ranging from small-medium business to larger scale datacenter deployments."

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