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[4]: Sun is even busier
by bullethead on Thu 19th Jan 2006 01:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sun is even busier"
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"So what are the running any of their stuff on Opterons for if SPARC is that good? And don't say 'to run Windows' or 'to run Red Hat' because that simply doesn't make any sense."

Sorry to tell you, but that makes absolutely real sense.

Windows and RHEL WS work perfectly, and on hardware that is designed between AMD and the Sun engineers. I am getting an Ultra 20 (Dual Core) next year when Vista comes out. And I will have both Red Hat and Microsoft operating systems on it.

SPARC is good for Solaris, no doubt.

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