Feeds

Sun double teams Xeon chip

Makes grunty boxes

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it
CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.