Sun launches higher-end server line

Sun Microsystems has introduced a new range of faster servers to compete better against the likes of HP and IBM in the higher-end market.

Sun Microsystems has introduced a new range of faster servers to compete better against the likes of HP and IBM in the higher-end market.

The company's new Sun Fire V490, V890, E2900, E4900 and E6900 servers are powered by UltraSparc IV+ processors with a clock speed of 1.5GHz.

The servers all run Solaris 10, the latest version of Sun's Unix operating system.

Sun's new servers could be a stopgap for the company, which plans to introduce another higher-end range next year as the result of an alliance it has made with Fujitsu.

The future servers are known as the Advanced Product Line, and will run on Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI chip.

Sun launched an entry-level range of Sun Fire servers last week.

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