Servers are usually small or very flat systems, often arranged in rack stacks or data centers, but there are exceptions, and the Eurocom Panther 5.0 Server Edition is one of the biggest and, thus, hardest to miss.Panther 5.0 Server Edition is one of those rare notebook servers that use professional-grade hardware but still retain a foldable, portable shape.
True, with the screen size of 17.3 inches and the weight of 5.5 kilograms / 12 lbs, it isn't exactly the most portable of notebooks.
Nevertheless, even when measuring 419 x 286 x 57.9-62.1 mm (16.76 x 11.44 x 2.31-2.48 inches), it is, for all intents and purposes, a portable, upgradeable yet stable computer.
Spec-wise, a six-core or eight-core Intel Xeon E5 central processing unit acts as the heart of the machine.
There are seven options in total, ranging from a 2.3/2.8 GHz (base/boost), six-core Xeon E5-2630 to the 3.1/3.8 GHz 8-core Xeon E5-2690.
Whichever chip is selected, customers will be allowed to pair it with up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 quad-channel DDR3 RAM (random access memory) and up to four 2.5-inch hard disk drives or solid-state drives (RAID 0/1/5/10 modes of up to 4 TB).
Furthermore, on-board Gigabit LAN support, a second network adapter (ExpressCard/34 slot) and even an option for Quad Port Ethernet are included. Then there is the integrated keyboard, LCD display and touch pad.
“The Panther 5.0 SE is perfect for organizations relocating operations that require fast network setup to eliminate staff downtime. To startup companies having an entire network server, for 20-50 users, running in one box,” said Mark Bialic, Eurocom president.
“We also have customers who use our mobile servers as backup in case their production server goes down, they can load the virtual machine on to the mobile server for production purposes while the main production server is down. The more professionals we speak with about the Panther 5.0 SE the more creative and beneficial uses we see.”
Businesses will have to contact Eurocom themselves and inquire about contracts and prices.