Sun introduces new servers powered by AMD Opteron

Today Sun is introducing two new servers powered by AMD Opteron processors: the Sun Fire X4140 and Sun Fire X4440. Both servers are ideal for small and medium businesses, based on their affordable prices, extreme energy efficiency, performance and scalability.


The Sun Fire X4140 is a 1U server ideal for customers with large-scale HPC/grid computing and web infrastructure deployments involving hundreds, even thousands, of systems.

The Sun Fire X4440 is the industry's only 4-socket x64 AMD Opteron server in a 2U form factor, giving customers superior performance, scalability and connectivity, yet taking up half the space as systems from other vendors.

   

Its high density and scalability make it a great system for virtualization and consolidation. Both servers are designed for Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, and can be seamlessly upgraded from dual-core.

Stay tuned for more news on the availability of quad-core systems!

Comments:

A very good news! Real alternative to X4600 M2 in 4-socket configuration!

Posted by Dmitriy Igrishin on April 15, 2008 at 06:23 AM PDT #

Some interesting alternatives. But a 16-drive variant like the T5240 offers would have been the icing on the cake.

Posted by Peter Tribble on April 15, 2008 at 07:50 AM PDT #

x4440 has more components to cool compared to t5240 (4 cpu sockets and 32 max dimm slots), possibly sun can't cool 16 disks reliably in the denser x4440 - nice server nevertheless.

Posted by Gajo Ukita on April 16, 2008 at 05:03 AM PDT #

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