Tuesday, February 07, 2006

SUN's Galaxy

SUN has made major price cut on its Galaxy servers. Looking at the highest configuration, it costs only $5895, and you get
*) 2x Opteron 275 2.2GHZ dual core CPU
*) 4x 1GB DDR ram
*) 2x 10K RPM 73GB SAS drives
*) 4 GbE ports
*) Dual redundant power
*) 1x Service processor for remote management
*) Integrated Lights Out Management
*) Solaris 10 + JES
*) 3 Year Warranty & Parts Exchange

Try go to dell.com and configure an INTEL dual core server, you pay over $8000.

Not to mention that the Opteron is about 2X the performance of Paxville Xeon in Apache HTTPD benchmarks.

Also according to the newest SUN announcement, it has already shipped tens of thousands of "Galaxy" Sun Fire X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers. However, according to this analysis based on SUN's last quarter results, it had only shipped 8000. So SUN must have sold a lot more Galaxies in the last month since the end of last quarter.

Beating DELL on price also? Now, that's ass kicking.

My hats off to SUN folks.


Blogger Eddie said...

Look at the interview to Andrew Bechtolsheims, the designer of the Galaxies:


He says: "We worked with AMD to bring a higher performance version of the dual-core chip to market. So, this is actually a higher-power version, a 120-watt chip that they especially made for us"

That may explain why they are above others. What about Rackable?

6:40 PM, February 07, 2006  

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