DRESDEN, GERMANY International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), June 18, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the availability of its newest Sun Blade x64 system, offering industry-leading memory capacity to run the most compute-intensive HPC and enterprise applications. The Sun Blade X6450 Server Module, powered by four high-performance dual-or-quad core Intel Xeon processor 7300 series, enables 50% more memory capacity than competitive blade servers from HP, IBM and Dell, making it an ideal, energy efficient platform for virtualization and applications in vertical industries such as manufacturing, energy and financial services. Running a choice of operating systems, including the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), Linux, Windows and VMware, the Sun Blade X6450 Server Module gives customers the flexibility to run existing 32-bit applications as they migrate to 64-bit applications. To take advantage of special offers and promotions for the Sun Blade X6450 server, including Sun’s Try and Buy program, visit: http://www.sun.com/tryandbuy.
Very cool, any advances in functionality, or performance to the blade platform has to be a good thing for competition between the vendors and further innovation of the blade platform for the end user community. I’ll need to check it out.