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[2]: Sun is even busier
by jamesd on Wed 18th Jan 2006 12:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Sun is even busier"
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SPARC has a purpose even on the desktop, it gives you a way to test and code programs for the servers, anything from a simple 1cpu 1U server to the large servers with over 140 cores, yes you can run the same code on them all so there is a reason for a SPARC desktop.

The complaint is about the naming, that causes confusion with the consumers. If a brand new, ultra 40 is an opteron most people would think that an ultra 45 is related, they should of kept to there current naming of calling SPARC workstations blade. as in the blade 2500.

And if you want to see another reason for having sparc hardware check out the new T1 chip in the T1000 and T2000 servers, 1 RU and 2RU packages, that use less watts, and are faster than intel and amd chips at specific server tasks.

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