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 Thom_Holwerda on Wed 18th Jan 2006 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sun is even busier"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Sun may be looking to dump SPARC altogether, but I doubt it. Even if they were they wouldn't do it until Opteron (or some other chip) could replace their high end servers which won't happen for some time.

They won't for at least another ten years. They just released the Niagara 8-core SPARC chips, and Niagara II is in the pipeline and due early 2007.

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RE[8]: Sun is even busier
by Phillip.Fayers on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:10 in reply to "RE[7]: Sun is even busier"
Phillip.Fayers Member since:
2005-12-14

They just released the Niagara 8-core SPARC chips, and Niagara II is in the pipeline and due early 2007.

If they execute that right and on time you could see a return to SPARC workstations on people's desks. A Niagra II based workstation would be a wonderful development platform for multithreaded apps.

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