“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.”
Additional systems announced with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors include the Sun Fire X2200 M2, Sun Fire X4100 M2, Sun Fire X4200 M2, Sun Fire X4600 M2 and Sun Blade X8440 servers. Building on Sun's successful line of AMD Opteron-based Sun Fire servers, which have been deployed by more than 12,000 customers at over 31,000 site locations, Sun servers powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors offer unique competitive differentiators over similar servers from HP, Dell and IBM, including:
“Delivering world-class levels of performance, scalability, and virtualization functionality to the enterprise, Sun Fire systems powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors will help speed the industry to greater adoption of quad-core x64 computing,” said Randy Allen, senior vice president, Computing Solutions Group, AMD. “Our long-standing relationship with Sun, combined with the engineering expertise of both companies, enables us to provide industry-leading native quad-core x64 solutions to customers.”
Availability and Pricing
The Sun Fire X2200 M2, Sun Fire X4100 M2, Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4200 M2, Sun Fire X4240 and Sun Fire X4440 servers powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are available now. The Sun Fire X4600 M2 and Sun Blade X8440 servers powered by Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are expected to be available by the end of the quarter. For more information on pricing and features, please visit: http://www.sun.com/amd
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