Sun preparing server with 8 Opteron sockets

Posted on Thursday, Feb 09 2006 @ 03:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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..
More details can be read at Daily Tech.


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