Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 22:10 UTC, submitted by James Dickens
Oracle and SUN Someone has found the manual to Sun's Ultra 40 - which hasn't even been announced yet. The machine clearly is the bigger brother of the Ultra 20. It apparently sports two AMD Opteron processors (single or dualcore; 2.0Ghz or faster; 1MB cache), eight PC3200 DIMM slots (2GB per DIMM), and more. It will come pre-loaded with Solaris 10 (obviously) but RedHat/SUSE Linux Enterprise/Windows are also supported, in both 32bit and 64bit.
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by lemmy on Wed 18th Jan 2006 06:57 UTC
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So this is a pc clone, albeit with rather nice specs.

Now, why should I buy a dual opteron box for $(huge) from sun, when i can basically build a quad opteron box for less?

Because the sun box runs hardware that solaris/x86 is certified for? Ok, if i really need solaris/x86.

Why do I need Solaris? Because i have some legacy apps in my company that run on solaris and have been awfully expensive... But wait, they all run on solaris/sparc...

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