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[3]: Sun is even busier
by segedunum on Wed 18th Jan 2006 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sun is even busier"
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yes you can run the same code on them all so there is a reason for a SPARC desktop.

You don't need to muddy your desktop line to do that.

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.

Rule 1: Always work out what you're selling and where. Sell SPARC workstations everywhere if that's what you want.

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.

So what are the running any of their stuff on Opterons for if SPARC is that good? And don't say 'to run Windows' or 'to run Red Hat' because that simply doesn't make any sense.

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