Sun Microsystem Rolled Out X64 Servers For Next-Generation Virtualization And Datacenter

Sun launched Sun Fire X4450 server and Sun Blade X6450 server module, They consist of  Intel Xeon processor 7400 series and can run on latest version of Solaris 10 including Linux, Windows and VMware. The Sun Fire X4450 server and Sun Blade X6450 server module is scheduled to begin shipping next month, with price starting at $8,545 and $9,455, respectively.

The Sun Blade X6450 server is a good fit for virtualization and server consolidation, HPC, database and enterprise applications. It has the following features:

  • Improved Performance: Sun Blade X6450 server modules is a 11 TFLOP system during peak performance of Sun Blade 6048 chassis,  and up to 71 percent more compute power than blade servers. The Sun Blade X6450 server has four built-in PCIe I/O connections
  • More Memory: The Sun Blade X6450 provides 50% more memory capacity than HP BL680c, HP BL685c, IBM LS41 and IBM LS42 blade servers becaue of its 24 memory DIMM slots. This feature enables customers to process more loads and support more virtual machines.

The Sun Fire X4450 server is the only four-socket (24-way) x64 2U server available in the market and it is suitable for  for datacenter virtualization and good for consolidating workloads.

  • Less power consumption: The Intel Xeon processor 7400 series consumes up to 33 percent less power per core than the previous  processors.
  • Better scalability: The Sun Fire X4450 server is optimized for datacenter consolidation, increase datacenter efficiency and reduce the cost.

“Sun’s Intel Xeon-based products are seeing strong customer adoption and stellar product reviews,” said Lisa Sieker, vice president, Systems Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “Today we’re adding new value for customers with Intel’s next-generation six-core Xeon chips in our high-density, highly scalable, energy-efficient systems. We also continue to work with Intel to optimize Solaris for Xeon processors.”

Source: Sun Press Release

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