Sun launches two new servers
By Steve Malone
Posted on 6 Dec 2005 at 10:57
Sun Microsystems has announced the launch of two new servers. The new machines are based around the UltraSparc T1 processors formerly codenamed 'Niagara' that the company announced last month.
The new servers, known as T1000 and T2000 are aimed at filling the racks of ISPs and are claimed to offer both better performance as well as lower power consumption.
Although touted as a 'greener' processor that consumes only 60 Watts to 70 Watts running at 1GHz or 1.2GHz compared with the 150W used by its predecessors, the chip is squarely aimed at the high density racks used in most server installations nowadays.
Sun also says that when the chip is used in conjunction with the company's Solaris operating system, better performance is achieved by handling up to four threads per core.
The new servers support processors with four to eight cores and are available in either 1U or 2U rack versions.
Prices for the 1U T1000 with four- or six-core T1 processors start at $2,995 and extend to $10,995. The more powerful T2000, which has the option of internal redundancy configurations in a 2U rack, is fitted with four- to eight-core T1 processors and comes with a price tag of between $7,795 to $25,995.
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