Feeds

Sun double teams Xeon chip

Makes grunty boxes

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

IDF No server vendor worth its hot swappable fans will let an Intel Developer Forum go by without announcing some new kit. So here's Sun Microsystems doing its part for the epic Intel ecosystem with a pair of new servers.

The Sun Fire X2250 and X4250 machines are your go-to units for a wide variety of jobs, including hardcore stuff like HPC (high performance computing) work cranking through proteins or flimsy efforts like Web 2.0 work cranking through micro-blogging posts about what that ham sandwich at lunch meant to your Heideggerian relationship with authenticity.

The 1U X2250 holds up to two of Intel's dual- and quad-core 5200 and 5400 series Xeon chips. With that 5400 line, you can pick up four-core chips that eat up just 50W. That type of performance per watt makes the X2250 quite well suited for the HPC grunting.

The beefier X4250 is your business box. It runs on the same Xeon chips but can hold up to 16 SAS drives. As you might imagine, Sun is encouraging folks to see this system as a database dandy. "Why buy a separate storage unit when you can stuff that MySQL right here."

The X4250 also has room for a whopping 16 memory slots or up to 64GB of DDR2. You get 6 PCI Express slots as well.

The thin boy starts at $1,495, while the tubbier guy comes in at $3,195. ®

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations
Fix coming for bug that makes Kerberos croak when you run two domain controllers
Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere
Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
VVOL update: Are any vendors NOT leaping into bed with VMware?
It's not yet been released but everyone thinks it's the dog's danglies
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.