Sun Fires Up Opteron 8-Way and Linux on SPARC

Sun Microsystems' Opteron orgy has scaled up to an eight-way with the arrival of the Sun Fire X4600. Elsewhere, Linux has made its way to Sun's new UltraSPARC T1 chips.

Sun still won't "officially" discuss its eight chip Opteron dynamo, but the box has become too hard to ignore. The Register has discovered a couple of Sun reseller web sites already moving the Sun Fire X4600. In addition, we've found countless Japanese sites mentioning the server, which is no surprise since one of Japan's top supercomputers is actually composed of X4600s.

View: Full Article @ The RegisterHere's a sample configuration with "academic" pricing from one UK reseller.

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