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Archived Entry Level Servers Articles
13 Mar 2006
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Sun Fire X4200 Server Almost Hits the Mark [16012]
InfoWorld Review Cites Few Faults, Overall Rates as a Solid Server

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia recently reviewed the Sun FireTM X4200 server, and according to his assessment of this next generation of x64 servers from Sun, the entry-level server is almost near perfect. "Although it’s not a bull’s-eye, it’s not far off the mark....," he deduces.
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13 Mar 2006
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Sun's Galaxy Line Expected to Expand This Year [16053]
Eight-socket Version and Blade Server to Add to Sun Fire Portfolio

Sun's line of Galaxy servers will be adding an eight-socket version as well as a new blade server, reports Darrell Dunn with InformationWeek, who quotes Sun Executive Vice President John Fowler of the company's Network Systems Group as saying this will address the server consolidation and database server market and re-enter Sun into the blade server market.
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13 Mar 2006
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Sun Fire Servers Win Supercomputing's Product of the Year Award [16080]
Nearly 25% of Voters Picked x64 and SPARC-based Sun Fire Servers

The annual Supercomputing Online Reader's Choice Award for Product of the Year is Sun's family of x64 (x86, 64-bit) and SPARCR-based Sun FireTM servers. Sun Fire servers received close to 25 percent of the 1,000 total votes among the 12 nominated high-performance computing (HPC) products, including those from HP and IBM.
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13 Mar 2006
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New Version and Configurations for Sun Fire V440 Servers [15852]
Announcing RoHS Compliance and Three New Configurations

Replacement models for the Sun FireTM V440 servers that are in compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive of the European Union should be generally available March 20, 2006. Features of the Sun Fire V440 systems remain the same as the previous version other than these new systems are fully compliant with required standards of the RoHS.
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13 Feb 2006
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New World-record Benchmarks Set by Galaxy Servers [15930]
Sun Fire X4100, X4200 and X2100 Servers Outperform the Competition

The Sun FireTM X4100 and Sun FireTM X4200 servers have set three new x86 world records on SPECjbb2005 benchmark (bops/JVMTM) with the following operating systems: SolarisTM 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Sun FireTM X2100 servers also helped set a world record on the EXA PowerFLOW benchmark.
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13 Feb 2006
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Fastest Single Core Processor Released for the Sun Fire X2100 Servers [15680]
AMD Opteron Model 154 XATO Processor Option

Sun has released the fastest single core processor offered on the Sun FireTM X2100 server. The AMD Opteron Model 154 (2.8 GHz) XATO processor option joins four other AMD Opteron processor options available for Sun Fire X2100 servers.
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