InformationWeek loves Sun Fire X4150 server...
By chhandomay on Jul 14, 2008
print issue of InformationWeek has a very positive review
of Sun Fire
Jeff Ballard examined this 1U powerhouse and wrote, "The Sun Fire X4150 delivers the goods with 16 DIMM slots, three PCI-e slots, and dual quad-core Intel Harpertown processors. The X4150 supports up to 64 GB of memory and sports four Gigabit Ethernet slots, double what is offered by the Dell 1950, IBM x3550, and HP DL360."
Jeff provided an excellent overview of the product, digging deep into the key features of processor, memory and expansion capabilities of the X4150. He wrote, "Sun crams a lot of gear into this 1U device. To put it in perspective, a standard rack can hold as many as 40 of these servers. Thus, a rack full of the units as we tested would give you a whopping 320 processor cores, 320 hot-swappable hard drives, 640 DIMM slots, 120 PCI-E slots, and 160 Gigabit Ethernet connections."
Jeff's conclusion: "With all of its disks configured as RAID 60, the X4150 would make an excellent compact database server, video server, virtualization platform, or other data-critical machine. Even without its disks, the X4150 is a powerhouse of performance in a small profile."