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[4]: Sun is even busier
by Phillip.Fayers on Wed 18th Jan 2006 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sun is even busier"
Phillip.Fayers
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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.

Because they are giving the customers what they have been asking for?

Because if they sell Opterons as well as SPARC they sell more machines and make more money?

Because the different CPUs have different strengths and are useful in different situations?

Because you want to be able to run Windows and Redhat and Solaris all on the same box?

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