Sun loves AMD
- By Brad Grimes
- Jul 27, 2006
In addition to its new Sun Fire X4500
data server, Sun Microsystems
this month introduced the Sun Blade 8000 Modular System
, which can handle up to 10 four-socket blades with dual-core AMD Opteron processors. The company also rolled out the Sun Fire X4600
, a four-way Opteron server that Sun says can expand to 16-way in a 4U form factor. At the launch, when asked why Sun wasn't using dual-core Intel Xeon CPUs in its new products, officials said they were happy with Opteron'it's easier to implement in these configurations, offers great scalability and better input/output, they said.