Sun builds AMD quad-core servers

Advanced Micro Devices announced that Sun Microsystems is offering eight new servers that use Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors.

All systems are designed to take advantage of the enhanced power management and virtualization capabilities offered with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and the overall system efficiency and scalability of AMD's Direct Connect Architecture.

Available immediately are the new Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X4240 and Sun Fire X4440, the industry's only four-socket x64 AMD Opteron processor-based server in a 2U form factor. In addition, the Sun Fire X2200 M2, Sun Fire X4100 M2 and Sun Fire X4200 M2 servers are now available with the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor. The company said it expects the Sun Blade X8440 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 servers to be available by the end of June.

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