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: Food for thought:
by Matzon on Wed 18th Jan 2006 07:21 UTC in reply to "Food for thought:"
Matzon
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2005-07-06

Why do we buy computers from Dell, when we can build a cheaper one ourselves? Because time is of value and we want better quality than you (typically) get from building a box yourself.

Please dont think that a sun box featuring opterons means that the whole box is somehow made up of mediocre components. This isn't the case.

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RE[2]: Food for thought:
by kaiwai on Wed 18th Jan 2006 16:03 in reply to "RE: Food for thought:"
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2005-07-06

You can make a cheaper computer than Dell? I"d love to see that - because everytime I've looked at both sides of the equation, the home built kit aways ends up turning out to be atleast a few hundred dollars more than the equally spec'ed out Dell.

Btw, I do think the default is a dual core - but the option is give I guess as not all need or what the power that a quad core could bring, and the licencing mess that follows it as well.

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