Sun Microsystems unveils its first servers running the T2 or Niagara 2 processors. With 8 cores, the Niagara 2 chip provides more than double the performance of its predecessor.
A quote from the article at ComputerWorld:
John Fowler, Sun's executive vice president of systems, said the latest release is part of a Sun effort to "move to systems that are designed for very high core and thread count." He also noted that the new system is ideally suited for virtualization, a direction that will envelop "basically our entire product line over time."
The initial release includes one blade server (T6320) and two rack servers (T5120 and T5220). The chip packs a punch with 8 cores and support for up to 8 threads per core. (iTworld | IDG News service).
The T6320 is priced at $9,995, while the price for rack systems start at $13,995.
More news links:
Sun ships first Niagara 2 servers (VNUnet)
Sun announces Niagara 2 servers (InternetNews)