Published: February 20th, 2013

Ottawa-based system builder Eurocom now shipping a computer system with full server capability combined with full mobility.

The Eurocom Panther 5.0 server edition is a mobile server powered by Intel Xeon processors. This server laptop is upgradeable and expandable providing fast deployment right out of the box. The key to this products success today and for the future the ability to hand carry the system to wherever you need it.

The Panther 5.0 server laptop weighs just 12lbs/5.5kg, measures just 419(W)x286(D)x57.9-62.1(H)mm (16.76×11.44×2.31-2.48inch) and is equipped with an integrated keyboard, 17.3-inch LCD display, touch pad and uninterruptible power supply.

Another factor for the Panther server laptop future success is that it comes loaded with Microsoft Windows Server 2012. By having Windows Server 2012 it gives the hardware a chance to provide extra virtualization capability, allowing higher performance, low cost computing through virtualization on one platform.

Eurocom is trying to create a new hardware category called Server-on-the-Go with this product. The company believes that Server-on-the-Go allows for either “on-the-go”, “rapid server deployment” or “Ad Hoc” (temporary network setup) when single server capability is required, multiple operating system compatibility is needed and running virtual machines is a must.

The company is targeting software and database developers, training centres, military personnel, manufacturing, marketing and trade shows, emergency relief and service organizations with this product.

Eurocom said that its mobile server solution reduces the time and cost of deploying short-term LAN based solutions and of extending the usage of existing business applications to users wherever is required.

Can a server-on-the-go solution overcome the bottlenecks of traditional rack mount servers? Well, the product out of the box delivers these four things: ultra-compact size, enterprise-class server platform, power savings, mobility.

The Eurocom Panther 5.0 SE is kept operational by having four large cooling fans pass air through the systems heat sinks. This cooling system disseminates heat through the rear of the system, away from the operator.

The Panther 5.0 SE also comes with an Intel 82579V Gigabit Ethernet port, a second LAN adapter can also be added via the ExpressCard slot or a quad port LAN through the MagmaExpress Box. Additional LAN capability can be added through the ExpressCard slot itself, while also allowing connection to a MagamExpressBox for even greater LAN capability.

The Panther 5.0 SE uses quad channel memory, and enables the Panther 5.0 SE to initially support up to 32GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM via four 8GB SODIMM 204 pin modules. With such massive amounts of RAM available, the Panther 5.0 SE becomes a great tool for virtualization and server class environments. The system is capable to support 64GB – this option will be available in the future once memory vendors release their 16GB single SODIMM module design.

Price is listed at $3,299.