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[7]: Sun is even busier
by segedunum on Wed 18th Jan 2006 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sun is even busier"
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They negotiated with AMD to get a special Sun version of the AMD CPUs manufactured. Sounds like a company who wants to sell something which isn't SPARC.

It's happened before.

Or option 3. Sell Opteron and SPARC systems, with both being viable options.

There is no option 3. Customers want to know what you're selling.

I think the market is speaking by buying both SPARC and Opteron systems from Sun.

They are not buying both SPARC and Opteron. Just about all of Sun's new customers, where the new business is to be found, buy Opteron.

I lament the almost lack of decent, cheap SPARC workstations from Sun

That's exactly what they should have done.

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