Sun x64 Servers With New Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Boost Performance Up to 35 Percent for Enterprise, HPC and Web Applications

Sun Services Provide Expertise in Energy Reduction, Virtualization and High Performance Environments

Sun offers a suite of services to maximize the performance of the x64 server line ranging from virtualization and energy reduction consulting to HPC offerings. With Sun virtualization and consolidation services, customers can reduce power and cooling costs by as much as 60 percent and space savings by as much as 57 percent (6). To further reduce power and energy costs, customers can utilize Sun(SM) Eco Services Suite, which provides users with technical evaluations needed to optimize datacenter efficiency. Sun also offers HPC services to help customers architect, deploy, and manage their HPC environments for faster time to deployment and with reduced risk. For more information on Sun services visit

Availability and Pricing

The Sun Fire x64 based product line pricing starts at $1,900 (USD). For more information on Sun's x64 servers and Sun Blade systems visit

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, Sun Blade, Sun Fire, Solaris ZFS and the Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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SPEC, SPECint, SPECjbb, SPECweb and SPEComp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from and this announcement as of 12/6/2008.

1) Sun Blade X6440 server module (4 chips, 16 cores, 16 OMP threads), 35896 SPECompMpeak2001.

2) Sun Fire X4600 M2 server, 386 SPECint_rate2006.

3) Sun Fire X4600 M2 server, 1037851 SPECjbb2005 bops, 129731 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM.

4) Sun Fire X4240 server, 37630 SPECweb2005; HP ProLiant DL385 G5,30007 SPECweb2005; HP ProLiant DL380 G5, 29591 SPECweb2005.

5) Sun Fire X4440 server (4 chips, 16 cores, 16 OMP threads), 175,648 SPECompLpeak2001.

6) Crimson Study, March 2008: Beyond the Technology Argument: Upgrading to Solaris 10 Delivers Significant Economic Value as Well.


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