After successfully completing our internal hardware tests, LinuxPPC was booted as the first supported OS. The short time frame needed by this task fully validates the Pegasos concept. Being an open system, the capability of running multiple operating systems is one of the key features of this architecture.
The first prototype systems are equipped with two separate CPU sockets to allow for easy testing of various single and dual processor configurations. The picture shows a single 400 MHz G4 system with 1Mb backside cache installed.
By using the ATX form factor, even the first produced machines are mounted in standard cases while fulfilling the needs of CE and FCC standards. The system shown was presented to the press as being the first fully running system