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Sun Intros Sun Fire X4450

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today introduced its first quad-core x64 (x86, 64-bit) systems, including the world's smallest four-socket x64 server -- which delivers up to twice the expandability and compute power as other servers, yet is half the size. The Sun Fire(TM) X4450 and Sun Fire X4150 servers, powered by Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors, enable customers to solve critical problems in the datacenter by offering more performance, higher density, and better power efficiency than competitive systems in the market today. Both servers also give customers a choice of operating systems, running the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS), Windows, Linux or VMware, with the flexibility to deploy a broad range of applications.

The Sun Fire X4450 server, powered by the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 7300 series, is the first and only four-socket quad-core system in a 2U form factor on the market from a tier-one vendor. It is the best four-socket x64 server in terms of performance, density and power efficiency. It offers up to twice the compute power and memory capacity, and as much as 50 percent lower energy consumption than competitive servers, resulting in lower energy and cooling costs.

The Sun Fire X4150 server, powered by the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series, is a two-socket 1U system with up to twice the memory capacity, internal storage and networking connectivity as competitive two-socket 1U servers. With more than 1 terabyte of high-performance internal disk storage, the Sun Fire X4150 server is an ideal solution for horizontal database and other disk-intensive applications.

"These new quad-core servers offer world-class performance, unmatched density and expandability, and an energy-efficient design that is much more advanced than anything from our competitors," said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun Microsystems' Systems Group. "With a choice of operating systems and the ability to run a broad range of applications, they can truly operate as a universal platform."

Sun Microsystems Inc.