ZDNet Australia's big thumbs-up for X4450 server
By chhandomay on Sep 08, 2008
Australia's Michael Palamountain reviewed
Sun Fire X4450 server and
raw power Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire X4450 is the gutsiest
server we've seen."
The server tested well for cooling fans and energy consumption, as well as software and application suites. The server was loaded with Solaris 10 OS and Michael found navigation straight-forward and logical.
For the application suite, Michael called the pre-loaded options a "veritable roll-call of major open source applications (for which Sun has often had major developmental input)."
Michael commented that the equivalent products from competitors, such as the IBM x3850 and a Dell R900, "are both 4 RU machines (the Sun Fire is just 2 RU in size), yet Sun manages to pack just as much inside the case."
Conclusion from the review: The benchmark results for the Sun Fire X4450 are "the best we have seen in high-end servers -- particularly the Sungard score -- although we cannot claim to have tested such a machine with specs quite like this before."
So check one out for yourself...