Sun Microsystems is preparing a new unnamed "Galaxy" server that features eight AMD Opteron sockets, 32 DIMM memory slots and 4 disc drives. Additionally, Sun also slashes prices on its server products.
Sun has drawn a bit of attention to itself lately with the anti-Dell advertisements, and just recently Sun launched its Get off the 'Itanic' initiative. The company believes that Itanium users are being left "high-and-dry" by Hewlett-Packard; to help aid consumers, Sun is offering a Sun Fire line of products -- the Sun Fire X2100, X4100 and X4200 Servers.
The X2100 is a reliable single socket server that is able to run practically any operating system that a system administrator wants to put on the unit. Out of the three Sun Fire servers, the X2100 is the "drag racer", according to Sun..