NextGen UltraSPARC servers are here and Ubuntu's on board

Back in the beginning of August we announced our new T2 UltraSPARC chip and the fact that Ubuntu had already been booted on it.

Well today the systems built around these monster chips (they each have eight individual cores with 8 threads per core) made their debut and once again Ubuntu and Canonical are right there with us. 

The new systems are the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 (the 1U version) and the T5220 (the 2U version) rack servers [there is also the Sun Blade T6320 but that will have to wait until another blog :) ]  These guys have been designed to deliver humongous power and system utilization while at the same time delivering energy efficiency and savings (think of them as green monsters :).

These rack servers have already passed certification on the latest development release of Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) and will be certified on the final version to be released next Thursday.  Gutsy has a lot of goodies in it to help support the T2 chips so look for more info next week.

As Ubuntu proved over a year ago, SPARC isn't just for Solaris any more.

    Check out other, more technical blogs on the new systems here

Pau for now... 

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