The San Jose, Calif.-based hardware maker is expected to unveil a new generation of AMD Opteron-based servers, known by the code-name Galaxy, at an event in New York City. There, Sun Microsystems Inc.’s executives are expected to detail four new machines, along with its plans for software and services surrounding them.
Sun To Detail Next Opteron Servers
2005-09-07 Oracle and SUN 6 Comments
a 6.8 ghz cpu with 1TB RAM?
Here are a couple more news links and some commentary from the blog of Mark Mayo:
Best looking Opteron servers I’ve ever seen. And given Andy’s past performance, I think we can expect these aesthetics to carry over in terms of functionality and ease of maintenance as well.
It’s also rumored that the Niagra servers will be quite similar in design.
My only question would be the drive modules… these seem incompatible with the drive modules currently used by Sun and StorageTek devices.
They look like Xserves.
If they can bring this into their core product line. Many times it seems sun has good ideas, but lets them die a starnage death because they never become a core part of the business.
look very similar in design. We have them both, where i work, and they look amazing. The inside is better then the outside in that there are no wires sticking out. Everything is built to just attach. The best thing is the disks. They are very small hard disks using SAS. They are ssooo nicely designed. they fit very tightly into the slots, again no cables at all. Unfortunately are not the traditional design, so might not be compatible with current ones.