Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2006 21:08 UTC, submitted by Nehemoth
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Customers demanded it and now it's here. Sun is challenging Dell to a Benchmark Brawl. Up for contention are the titles for the server side Java benchmark. Floating point intensive calculation. Power consumption. And the jewel in the crown, price-performance. If Dell accepts, benchmarks will be conducted by a neutral, third-party lab running agreed upon industry-standard benchmarks. Dell has until January 31, 2006 to accept the challenge. Testing [is] to be done using Sun Fire x4100 and X4200 servers and the corresponding Dell Xeon servers that are commercially shipping in volume."
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Agreed, Get a Life. Woodcrest is a different beast entirely, and it'll be interesting to see if SUN still wants to challenge them when Woodcrest is out. :-)

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