Sun Microsystems has added its 1.2GHz UltraSparc III processor in the high end four-way Sun Fire V480 server.
The V480 comes in three configurations: a two-processor machine with 4Gbytes of memory, a four-processor system with 8Gbytes of memory, and a four-processor system with 16Gbytes of memory. The faster processor will be available only in the 16Gbyte system, said Kathy Pries, Sun's group marketing manager for volume system products. Pricing for that system remains unchanged at $26,000.
So far Sun has no plans to upgrade its two other V480s, which will continue to ship with 1.05GHz processors.
"At some point we'll probably start migrating to the 1.2 GHz processor in the other configurations, but at this point we think it's most advantageous to customers who need that large memory configuration," Pries said.
Robert McMillan writes for IDG News Service