This is a discussion on SN#12268 Sun Unveils Industry's First Throughput Computing Systems - SUN ; SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS Vol 72 Issue 2 2004-02-09 Article 12268 from section "News" Sun Fire[TM] Enterprise Servers Nearly Double Performance at Little Cost Sun has just introduced the first throughput computing systems in the industry with its Sun ...
SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 72 Issue 2 2004-02-09 Article 12268 from section "News"
Sun Fire[TM] Enterprise Servers Nearly Double Performance at Little Cost
Sun has just introduced the first throughput computing systems in the
industry with its Sun Fire[TM] Enterprise Servers that rely on the
UltraSPARC[R] IV processor and the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System. The
new family of servers combines the advances of throughput computing
technology from the processor and SMP architecture with the Solaris[TM]
10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and multithreaded applications.
These new systems tightly integrate on-chip capabilities with the OS to
enable customers to mix and match UltraSPARC[R] III and UltraSPARC IV
processors in their systems, nearly doubling their data center
performance at a fraction of the cost.
The new systems include:
- Sun Fire[TM] E2900: Features up to 12 chip-multithreaded UltraSPARC
IV processors and up to 96 GB of memory, delivering Sun's
throughput computing vision to the rack-optimized data center
- Sun Fire[TM] E4900, E6900: The mid-sized 12-processor departmental
server system and large 24-processor server are ideal for
datacenter tasks such as large databases, data mining or server
- Sun Fire[TM] E20K and E25K: 36- and 72-processor servers are the
flagships of Sun's binary-compatible server line, ideal for large
consolidation projects and mission-critical database workloads.
The servers ship with Sun[TM] Remote Services Net Connect installed.
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