Vol 72 Issue 2 2004-02-09 Article 12266 from section "News"

Updates Feature Speed, Compatability, Affordability

A number of Sun's new products, features and solutions have been
revealed including Sun's new family of throughput computing systems, the
first Sun Fire[TM] system powered by the AMD Opteron processor, industry
standard blades powered by Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) or
Linux and the N1[TM] Grid System, plus much more.

Throughput Computing Systems

Chip multithreading optimizes performance for previous Sun
Enterprise[TM] Systems including the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System and
Solaris OS to UltraSPARC[R] IV and SMP architectures.

The new Sun Fire[TM] E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers offer
twice the speed of prior Sun systems within the same class. All have the
Sun Java Enterprise System software pre-installed, and include the Sun
Remote Services Net Connect monitoring service technology.

Sun Fire System with AMD Opteron Processors

The Sun Fire[TM] V20z server reportedly is 45 percent faster than
comparable 32-bit systems, while the Sun Fire[TM] V240 server delivers a
33 percent performance improvement.

Sun Fire Blade and N1 Grid Technologies

Consumers can interchange architectures, operating environments and
specialty networking blades while managing entire blades environment as
one pool of virtualized resources with the new dual processor x86 Sun
Fire[TM] B200x Blade Server (with Intel Xeon processors) and the N1[TM]
Grid Provisioning Server 3.1 Blades Edition.

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