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HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server
HP has re-entered the enterprise computing race with the release of its LT 6000r, a six-CPU server with improved performance and excellent transactional price

cm 4u  LT 6000r Six-CPU Server HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server R. Krause - July 24, 2000 Product Background The product being reviewed is Hewlett-Packard's new six-CPU Intel-based rackmount server, the NetServer LT 6000r. This product was released in March, 2000, its purpose to raise the bar on CPU density for larger rackable systems. This product is an enterprise-class machine, geared toward larger computing environments. (Hewlett-Packard also released their NetServer LH 6000 at the same time. The LH 6000

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