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Sun release new Intel based servers

http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-09/sunflash.20070925.1.xml

New Family of Intel Xeon Processor-Based Servers, Powered by the Solaris OS, Melds Innovative Design with Industry-Leading Performance, Density and Energy Efficiency

SANTA CLARA, Calif. September 25, 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today introduced its first quad-core x64 (x86, 64-bit) systems, including the world’s smallest four-socket x64 server — which delivers up to twice the expandability and compute power as other servers, yet is half the size. The Sun Fire X4450 and Sun Fire X4150 servers, powered by Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, enable customers to solve critical problems in the datacenter by offering more performance, higher density, and better power efficiency than competitive systems in the market today. Both servers also give customers a choice of operating systems, running the Solaris Operating System (OS), Windows, Linux or VMware, with the flexibility to deploy a broad range of applications.

The Sun Fire X4450 server, powered by the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 7300 series, is the first and only four-socket quad-core system in a 2U form factor on the market from a tier-one vendor. It is the best four-socket x64 server in terms of performance, density and power efficiency. It offers up to twice the compute power and memory capacity, and as much as 50 percent lower energy consumption than competitive servers, resulting in lower energy and cooling costs.

These new servers from Sun do sound very cool, and I love the energy efficency aspect, I’ll need to read up more about them,  couple that with VMWare and you could have an energy efficient solution. The more options there are in the market place, the more likely it is that we’ll find a solution that works for me and my business.

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