Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Apr 2006 18:29 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems has begun selling a lower-end server using the UltraSparc T1 'Niagara' processor and has passed an important milestone in the development of the chip's successor. Its Niagara II, now officially named UltraSparc T2, is due to arrive in servers in the second half of 2007, and a higher-end cousin code-named Rock is due to arrive in servers in 2008.
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RE: heh
by Robert Escue on Wed 12th Apr 2006 22:26 UTC in reply to "heh"
Robert Escue
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2005-07-08

You ever use one? I have and considering the machine I have based on limited testing essentially trounces a V880 (except for floating point) and consumes far less rack space and power than one.

These machines are real high on my list for "must buys" in our next round of hardware purchases.

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RE[2]: heh
by mario on Thu 13th Apr 2006 05:44 in reply to "RE: heh"
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2005-07-06

I can confirm your results. In our tests, it beat, like, pants-down, both a V880 and a V890 cluster.

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RE[3]: heh
by Robert Escue on Thu 13th Apr 2006 12:42 in reply to "RE[2]: heh"
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2005-07-08

The only complaint we have with the machine (T2000) is the amount of noise it makes (I have it in the office to avoid certain problems with security once the evaluation is over).

Unfortunately for us, we had just completed a hardware buy to replace the machines for our webfarm. With the T2000 we could have run our webfarm on two machines, instead of the five V210's we purchased.

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