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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RE: Sun is even busier
by segedunum on Wed 18th Jan 2006 12:08 UTC in reply to "Sun is even busier"
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According to the person's, Sun also intends to release a Ultra 45 model, though it will be a SPARC machine.

Confusing or what, eh? It looks like Sun are doing what they usually do - apparently committing to something that is obviously the way forwards and then going back to SPARC, again, and confusing everyone. SPARC is a server, and a higher-end one at that, processor and has no place on a workstation in this day and age. It simply increases the support costs and plays havoc with those who are using binaries on different machines.......

Really, if they're actually going to continue to sell SPARC machines then there was no point in running any of their workstations on Opterons. It just seems as if Sun want to muddy the waters to me.

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