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Sun Releases Quad-Core

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the availability of its first Sun Fire(TM) and Sun Blade(TM) systems powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, bringing new capabilities, increased performance and expanded scalability to customers that purchase or upgrade to these quad-core systems. The Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4240 and Sun Fire X4440 servers, the newest systems to join Sun's extensive x64 (x86, 64-bit) server line, give customers industry-leading energy efficiency, density and scalability powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and a choice of operating systems, including the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), OpenSolaris(TM) operating system, Linux, Windows and VMware. To take advantage of special offers and promotions for these servers, including Sun's Try and Buy program, visit:

Sun's new x64 systems with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors offer customers increased performance, scalability and energy efficiency, and ultimately more value than similar servers on the market,” said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. “In addition to more memory, compute density and disk drives than the competition, our server innovations also enable customers to fully realize the benefits of virtualization and energy efficiency.”

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