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General Dynamics Introduces Two New Tadpole Computer Servers for Enterprise Computing On-the-Move


General Dynamics C4 Systems is now offering the new Tadpole VM2000 mobile server/workstation and VR2000 rack-mount server to government and commercial users who require high-performance, enterprise-level, network computing in mobile and space-constrained environments. The servers enable complex computing services to users over distributed networks, while the small form-factor occupies 40-percent less depth in a standard 19-inch rack. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The two new members to the Tadpole family offer unique advantages. The Tadpole VM2000 portable server/workstation enables computational and memory-intensive network server operations while simultaneously functioning as a workstation with an integrated display, keyboard and track pad. The Tadpole VR2000 rack-mount server enables users to quickly establish and manage computer infrastructure and networks, which supports such functions as virtualization and streamlined provisioning of server-based applications and services. Both servers are compatible with either Microsoft® Vista® or Red Hat® Linux® 5 operating systems.

“Now more than ever, the technology infrastructure used by industry and government must be as mobile and flexible as the people who use it,” said Steve Shanck, vice president of Tadpole Sales and Marketing for General Dynamics C4 Systems. “These affordable, high-performance, plug-and-play computing solutions accelerate productivity and raise the bar for enterprise computing flexibility and versatility on-the-move.”

The Tadpole VM2000 server/workstation and VR2000 rack-mount servers use AMD Opteron™ processors to reduce power consumption by 30 percent when compared to standard AMD processors and enable 2.6 GHz processing speed to accommodate complex computing operations or access to high volumes of memory intensive, digitally-stored data. Two removable SATA disk drives efficiently transfer data between computers and mass-storage devices such as hard-disk drives and optical drives. Integrated dual, fully independent, Gigabit Ethernet ports enable the servers to connect and operate on multiple networks.

Size and Weight
The Tadpole VM2000 server/workstation is 5.1 inches high by 14.3 inches deep and 19.4 inches wide and weighs 25 pounds.

The Tadpole VR2000 rack-mount server is 3.4 inches high by 14.3 inches deep and 17.4 inches wide and weighs 20 pounds. It is designed to fit in a 2U rack space.

The Tadpole VM2000 and VR2000 are immediately available. Ordering and pricing information are available by emailing

The Tadpole product group provides notebooks and servers for mission-critical military, government and commercial operations. They are uniquely suited for battlefield management, collaborative briefings, reconnaissance and intelligence gatherings. Tadpole is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems.


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