Platform is suitable for use as server and render farm.

Press Release Summary:

Fully PICMG 2.16 PSB-compliant nFUZION-8U/CHP CompactPCI(R) NEBS Compute Farm Platform measures 8U high and offers Red Hat Linux and Windows operating system support, 8+8+2-slot split backplane, 4-16 IBP Dual Pentium(R) III Single Board Computers, and 2 PICMG 2.16 Layer 3 managed switches. Additional features include optional IBP fully IPMI compliant System Management Controller with SNMP software options and four 200 W Hot-swap dc power supplies (500W N+1).

Original Press Release:

I-Bus / Phoenix Introduces nFuzion-8U/CHP CompactPCI(R) Dual Pentium(R) III NEBS Compute Farm Platform

- Packet Switched Backplane (PSB) System

- Fully configured compute farm server

- Fully PICMG 2.16 PSB compliant system

- Standard server platform supporting Windows & Linux

- 8U high density computing platform

- Available from IBP facilities worldwide with 4 week lead times during production

San Diego CA, - I-Bus/Phoenix (IBP) announces the launch of the nFUZION-8U/CHP, CompactPCI(R) Dual Pentium(R) III NEBS Compute Farm Platform. The nFUZION line of application ready platforms meet the stringent space and environmental requirements of the network core, cable head end, telecom central office, wireless remote base station and densely packed data center. The nFUZION-8U/C family of load balanced cluster compute farm platforms integrates seamlessly and efficiently into applications that typically only 12-15U server farm systems could accomplish. They are ideal as highly scalable, high density, high performance, server farms, render farms, content-on-demand platforms and voice services platforms.

Like all FUZION platforms, the 8U line is backed by IBP global sales, support, manufacturing and agency approvals, in addition to revision control.

The IBP designed and manufactured 8U, PICMG 2.16 compliant CompactPCI enclosure features Red Hat Linux and Windows 2000 Operating System support, an 8+8+2-slot split backplane, 4-16 IBP Dual Pentium III long life cycle Single Board Computers for maximum OEM project life, and two industry standard PICMG 2.16 Layer 3 managed switches for advanced network functionality. Additional features include an optional IBP fully IPMI compliant System Management Controller with SNMP software options and four, 200W Hot-swap DC power supplies (500W N+1).

"I-Bus/Phoenix has a full line of leading edge Packet Switched Backplane products in the densest, 8U CPCI configuration available," said Johni Chan, I-Bus/Phoenix's VP of Engineering. "Our superior board design capabilities combined with our enhanced system expertise and third party collaborators allow I-Bus/Phoenix to exceed the expectations of even the largest OEM customers."

General availability of the nFUZION-8U/CHP platform with full options will be August 2002. This platform is also available as part of the IBP Compute Farm Early Access Program which starts in May 2002. OEMs interested in the Early Access Program should visit for full program information. Pricing for a typical nFUZION-8U/CHP system in OEM quantities is $22,995.

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I-Bus/Phoenix is an ISO-9001 quality-certified world leader in the design, manufacture and support of high performance, industrial-grade power and computer systems. In addition, I-Bus/Phoenix offers customized, partner-oriented services focused on meeting the needs of OEMs including purchasing collaboration, stable supply-chain management, configuration control, and complete system integration and test services. With our "Best of Breed" partners program, we offer complete application ready solutions utilizing technologies developed both in-house and by third party industry leaders, delivered in a collaborative environment to provide the OEM customer a level of global support that ensures success, allowing OEMs to focus on their core competencies, rather than on managing a diverse set of independent vendors.

For further information contact:

Denise Serrano


8888 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

Tel: +1 (858) 503-3077

Fax: +1 (858) 503-3005


United Kingdom: Cathy Clark, I-Bus/Phoenix,

Tel: +44 (0) 1243 756441 Email:

France: Catherine Kervarec, I-Bus/Phoenix,

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Germany: Ulrich Diehl, I-Bus/Phoenix,

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