Thumper (SunFire X4500) sets World Record in SPECfp
By vtatkar on Aug 25, 2006
Not just another pretty face, Thumper, aka Sun Fire X4500 has scored its first World Record SPEC performance win!
Thumper, or as its known by its marketing name: Sun Fire X4500, is a terrific combination of storage (24TB) along with high performance 2-socket dual-core (and quad-core ready, BTW) Opteron server. The kind that prompts you to say I want one of those the moment you set your eyes upon it.
World Record SPECfp_rate2000 for all 2-socket x86 systems.
The message is clear: (in the words of our Performance Lead) The result puts Thumper clearly at the top of floating point CPU horsepower for all 2-socket x86 systems. Thumper is not just a lot of storage, but the fastest server in its class all at the same time.
Clearly its the rackmountable version of All This (beautiful) Storage and Brains Too!
You can find much more information about Thumper, aka Sun Fire X4500 here.
Sun Fire X4500 103 SPECfp 2000 Rate (4 cores, 2 chip, Solaris 10)
SPEC, SPECfp Rate are Registered Trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of August 24, 2006.