Sun crams four sockets worth of Xeons into 2U box
Sun Microsystems today announced a pair of new four-core Xeon-based boxes that give customers just about the most performance and choice out of any low-end servers from a Tier 1 vendor. The fresh X4450, for example, packs four of Intel's 7300 series Xeon chips into a 2U system. All of the other major vendors require at least 4U for their four-socket units. The system also has a mouth-watering 32 DIMM slots with support for up to 128GB of memory. That should be enough to run your virtualization software.
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Posted 2007-09-28, 08:31 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Ships Intel-Based Galaxy Rack Servers
Seven months after inking a joint development and OEM agreement with Intel, the engineers at Sun Microsystems have put out a second-generation of "Galaxy" X64-based servers that make use of the latest quad-core Xeon processors from Intel. The machines represent another leap in performance, density, and efficiency compared to the initial Opteron-based Galaxy machines from two years ago, and very likely preview what future "Barcelona" Rev F Opteron Galaxy boxes will look like.
More: IT Jungle
Posted 2007-09-26, 20:40 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Breaks New Design Ground With Preview of World's First Four-Socket, 2U Quad-Core Server
In addition to announcing the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 7300 series today, Intel is reinforcing our commitment to the Solaris OS as a mainstream OS and the enterprise-class, mission critical UNIX OS for Intel Xeon processor-based servers," said Tom Kilroy, vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Digital Enterprise Group. "The Sun system that is being demonstrated today, based on the Xeon processor 7300 series, showcases how Sun's free and open source Solaris OS and system design further enhances datacenter efficiency and utilization.
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Posted 2007-09-06, 20:00 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
IBM to Sell Solaris on x86
On Thursday, August 16, Sun announced it is entering into an OEM agreement with IBM to distribute the Solaris Operating System and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System X servers and BladeCenter servers to clients through IBM's routes to market.
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Posted 2007-08-18, 20:21 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
SlickEdit Announces Support for Solaris x86
Driven by customer demand, SlickEdit is pleased to announce that we have expanded our support for the Sun platform to include Solaris‚?? x86 in the newest version of our flagship editor, SlickEdit¬? 2007. See for yourself how SlickEdit enables even the most accomplished developers to create, navigate, modify, build, and debug code faster and more accurately.
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Posted 2007-05-03, 17:08 GMT by jason Jones