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 Wednesday, 2-February-2005  19:11:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

ASUS Australia officially opened their Australian headquarters and notebook service centre. "We have set a goal of all repairs being completed in 3 working days or less, allowing us time to test the machines comprehensively and avoid any further inconvenience to our customers. Where we are unable to meet this, we will make loan machines available to minimise the inconvenience" More info here.

Western Digital are now shipping "Cool" drives up to 320GB in size. Lowering the drives' power consumption means the operating temperature of the new WD Caviar drives is much cooler which provides for enhanced drive reliability. Cool drives are increasingly important for today's multi-drive and small-form-factor systems. More info here.

Shuttle claim to have the world's first BTX SFF barebones. Designed to meet exacting thermal and noise standards, this exceptional computer delivers whisper quiet cooling through optimized in-line airflow thanks to*Intel's new BTX format. More info here.

VIA Technologies announced their EPIA SP13000 platform powers a new "Tranquil PC", a quiet media center computer. The addition of the latest Tranquil HDD cooler caddy on anti-vibration pads - which also reduces shock damage - means that there is much less vibration and noise, and provides the added benefit of the hard drives running much cooler, extending their life considerably. More info here.

Sauber Petronas, the Formula One racing team, announced their new supercomputer. Altogether, the new Sauber supercomputer comprises 530 AMD Opteron processors in a cluster architecture with dual nodes installed in High-Density Cooling Enclosures provided by American Power Conversion (APC). As a world debut, the system is the first ever to use APC’s "InfraStruXure" High-Density Cooling Enclosures. The supercomputer comprises a total of ten racks, each having a width of one metre, a depth of 1.20 metres and a height of 2.30 metres, resulting in a total width of ten metres and an impressive weight of 18 tons. More info and pictures here, thanks HR350.

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