Wednesday, December 07, 2005

SUN Breakthrough Coolthreads to a new era.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SUNW) today made several game
changing announcements, including the early arrival of its revolutionary new 9.6 GHz-based, high-performance systems, led by the Sun Fire(TM) T1000 and T2000 servers with CoolThreads(TM) technology. Continuing its commitment to the developer community and to addressing the growing needs of the next-generation Internet, Sun also announced its intent to open source the company's massively-threaded processor technology to further lower the barriers to innovation and application development. As part of this global product roll-out, taking place over the next two weeks in more than 25 countries, Sun will showcase unprecedented support for its new server line
and UltraSPARC(R) T1(TM) microprocessor from a wide range of global technology leaders including Oracle, Symantec and BEA.
"Sun's innovations are once again at the forefront of driving the industry
and the economic reality of building out the next generation Internet," said
Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "This is a quarter
filled with global firsts -- the world's first 9.6 GHz industry-standard
server, the first truly open source microprocessor, the world's first open
source operating system and web services stack, and the world's most complete
lineup of sustainable innovations for the growing network infrastructure
market. 'The Network is the Computer' has never been more true than today and Sun has never been more competitive."
Sun's new systems are more than three times faster than IBM Xeon systems at nearly half the power and cooling costs and with 4.2 times better performance per watt(1). CoolThreads servers also have nearly seven times greater performance than Dell Xeon systems(2) and have 76 percent more performance at 2.3 times lower power consumption than an IBM 4-way Power 5+ system, while costing nearly half as much(3). This new server announcement, along with previous x64 and UltraSPARC IV+ server announcements, make Sun's server line-up the most compelling offering for customers looking to turbocharge their datacenter for the next wave of the Internet.
For more information related to all of Sun's NC05Q4 announcements, go to Sun's online press kit at here.

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