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Sun announces fastest Opteron-based 64-bit servers

In its new Sun Firex64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra Workstation range, Sun Microsystems believes it has the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron range of servers.

Sun is confident that the faster processor speeds, combined with what is says are inherent performance advantages of its x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems.

"Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of all the new single-core AMD Opteron processors," says Lisa Sieker, vice-president of marketing at Sun’s Network Systems Group.

“The availability of Sun's x64 servers and workstations powered by the newest AMD Opteron x56 processors, including the only products on the market with the AMD Opteron Model 156 processor, emphasises the alignment of our product roadmaps, in addition to our mutual commitment to provide the fastest and most power-efficient x64 solutions in the industry.”

Sun says that in addition to more than 70 world record results posted to date, the Sun Fire x64 systems have established 16 new performance records. Sun Fire x64 servers are attributed with holding eight world records across the product line, while running an array of supported operating systems that include Solaris, SUSE and Red Hat Linux and Windows.


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