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SIA for new Sun x86 Systems

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

Today Sun announces quad-core availability for the newest additions to its x86/x64 product line - the Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4240, and Sun Fire X4440 servers featuring AMD Opteron processors. I'm pleased to announce that we are shipping Sun Installation Assistant (SIA) with these new systems, and more Sun x86 platforms support will be available in the coming months.

SIA was created to address the demand for simple, easy and consistent OS installation experience. It allows enterprise users to easily load and preconfigure operating systems on Sun x86 systems. Additional functions have been added, such as SP/BIOS upgrade, HBA/Expander firmware upgrade, software utility installation, and so on.

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