ZDNet Review: "X4275 is an excellent all-rounder"
By chhandomay on Jul 05, 2009
Craig Simms evaluated
Sun's newest 2RU Nehalem-based Sun Fire X4275
server, focusing his evaluation on the design, architecture and
performance aspects of the unit he tested.
The reviewer began with a rundown of hardware design features and system specifications. Specifically, he called out the two Xeon E5540 "Gainestown" CPUs with four physical cores each.
"With a Hyperthreading-aware OS, though, it presents itself as capable of handling 16 threads, resulting in a task manager likely to create a bit of envy," he noted. Craig also highlighted the vast configuration, OS and service options available for the server.
Overall, Craig was quite pleased with the X4275. His verdict: "Sun Microsystem's Sun Fire X4275 is an excellent all-rounder that can be custom-specced to suit most small-to-medium-business needs. Whether you need to apply yourself with some dense storage or just need the compute power of 16 cores, its flexibility is commendable."