Sun Boosts x64 Servers with 2.9 GHz Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors

Updating its x64 servers with the latest AMD Opteron technology, Sun has added new processors running at 2.9GHz to select x64 models including the Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4240 and Sun Fire X4440 servers.  The highly efficient 45nm processor can boost performance by to up 35 percent, compared to previous generation systems, while decreasing processor power consumption by up to 35 percent at idle.  Sun's AMD Opteron-based x64 systems offer a choice of OSes, including Solaris, Linux, Windows and VMware and deliver exceptional scalability, virtualization and consolidation capabilities with up to twice the storage, memory and I/O capacity. And, with prices starting at $2,289 (USD), they make ideal solutions for both the enterprise and the midmarket. For a free 60 day trial via Sun's Try and Buy Program visit http://www.sun.com/tryandbuy.

The Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor is designed to give mid-market businesses easy integration from dual- to quad-core computing to help them lower total cost of ownership, scale the performance of business applications and increase capacity - while minimizing costs to the IT infrastructure.  Check out these resources for more on Sun solutions for the midmarket:

\* "Sun and AMD's Technology + Business - Sun Solutions for Mid-Sized Businesses" magazine
\* "Business Benefits of Deploying Next-Generation IT in the Midmarket" - IDC whitepaper on how midmarket businesses can capitalize on new technology in competitive times.


For more information on Sun solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses check out http://www.sun.com/smb and Sun's x64 servers based on AMD-processor technology at http://www.sun.com/amd.

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