Photos: Sun’s new Opteron servers
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The Sun Fire X4600, code-named Galaxy4, accommodates as many as eight of AMD’s Opteron processors. It’s designed to support not just today’s dual-core chips, but quad-core Opterons due in 2007.
The Sun Fire X4500, code-named Thumper, has dual Opteron processors and accommodates as many as 48 hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 24 terabytes.
The Sun Blade 8000, code-named Andromeda, is 33.25-inch-tall blade server chassis that accommodates as many as 10 four-processorrnblade servers. It accepts Opteron blades now, and later it will accommodate blades with two models of Sun’s Sparc processors: the lower-end Niagara II and the higher-end Rock. Sun plans smaller blade-server chassis models in coming months.