Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers Win Top Awards From eWEEK and Serverwatch
By staceyinfantino on Jun 09, 2008
Announced today the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 server has been awarded an eWEEK Excellence Award in the Infrastructure Hardware category.
The goal of the eWEEK Excellence Awards program is to aid in selecting and purchasing technology by pointing IT buyers to the most promising new enterprise products and technologies.
eWEEK editors judged the entries on:
The T5120 leverages Sun’s work in server manageability and reliability to earn our top marks as a server platform that will support computing workloads for years to come, without forcing IT pros to compromise on performance. In addition to virtualization technologies including Solaris Containers and Logical Domains, the T5120 comes with on-chip integrated cryptographic accelerators to handle the security needs of the future. Speaking of future-proofing, Sun equipped the T5120 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network cards, to ensure that high-capacity workloads don’t slow down in the data center infrastructure.
Today's win highlights continued momentum around Sun's innovative CMT server line.
Just last week the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server was awarded 1st place in the Midrange Server category in the Serverwatch Product Excellence Award Program.
According to Serverwatch:
The midrange server category has evolved to point where it's unclear what it means. Multicore has muddied the waters and no one is looking at raw processors anymore. Still, there are servers that are neither entry-level nor high-end and that are designed to meet needs that don't fall neatly into either category.
And some servers, like the \*Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220\*, which took first place, are particularly nimble. Unveiled in October, the T5220 was one of the the first rack-mount systems to use Sun's T2 processor, which features eight cores and supports eight threads per core. Although the 2U server contains a single processor, a spec that would not place it in the midrange categories of yore, it contains 64GB of memory and has room for eight hot-pluggable drives and can run either a 1.2GHz or 1.4GHz processor.
For the entire Serverwatch article click here.
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