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LAS VEGAS -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) today unveiled new UltraSPARC T2-based servers that deliver advanced virtualization capabilities, increased system utilization and industry-leading energy efficiency. The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120/T5220 servers and Sun Blade T6320 modules deliver the compute power of 64 individual systems on a single server or blade and beat competing RISC servers on web-tier tasks by over 4x while maintaining 6x better performance per watt. With the Solaris Operating System (OS) and free virtualization technologies built-in, these new Sun servers are the most flexible, cost-effective systems for maximizing system utilization.
"Good design is about creating an experience and solving technological challenges in efficient and cost effective ways not just in a single line of servers, but across platforms," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "What you're seeing today is the result of Sun taking a leadership approach across both our x64 and CMT volume server architectures and packing superior performance and density in a footprint at a fraction of the competition's."
Created using a unified design approach developed by Chief Systems Architect Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun's x64 and CMT servers use unified system architecture designs and chassis with reliability designed-in to help ensure maximum uptime. Consistently located, swappable components also provide easy access and shorten service times. The new systems join the recently announced Sun Fire X4450 and X4150 servers, powered by quad-core Intel Xeon processors in expanding Sun's portfolio enabling customers to solve critical problems in the data center with greater performance and density with better power efficiency than competitive systems in the market.
Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW)