Got a peek at the new Sun Niagara Servers
By jhawk on Oct 13, 2005
I'm still not allowed to say much, but looks really cool. (Sun Marketing placing duct tape on my mouth) hymph.. hmmm.. hmmm.. khmml
Here are some news articles on the SPARC Niagara boxes... No comment on any of this.
I remember the first time, I logged into the old Sun v60z which had the Intel Xeon CPUs. They had dual core which confused my Lab guy. He did a mpstat and saw 4 CPUs when the order form said there was a max of 2 CPUs in the box. He came to me and verified that they didn't give me 2 free CPUs.
We are looking at how these new multi-core SPARC CPUs will effect System monitoring, operations and administration for Email/Calendar Services. One thing that I am seeing is really good consolidation of services onto these boxes. Although some applications may not scale horizontally as you want, they even start to scale negatively at some point, you can parition the applications using Solaris Zones/Containers. This creates multiple logical servers on a single physical server.