Two More Xeon-Based Galaxy Servers from Sun

The ITJungle takes a look at Sun’s newest x86 servers for HPC:
“The Xeon versions of these rack-mounted machines, Sun hopes, will help boost its Galaxy server volumes, which have not grown as fast as Sun needs them to if it is to be a powerhouse in the X64 server space. “Some customers are simply not open to an AMD machine,” explains Huynh–a lesson that Sun has learned the hard way after it endorsed Opterons early and came to the Intel party late. This is one of the reasons why the Galaxy server line has been running only at an estimated $500 million to $600 million annual run rate, when it should be a lot larger given the excellence of Sun’s engineering on the Galaxy products. Sun also has a much smaller partner channel than either Hewlett-Packard and IBM, who sell the bulk of the X64 boxes these two vendors put in the field. Getting these partners to add a second or third vendor is a very tricky task–and one that Sun has not had a lot of success with to date, despite the benefits of the Galaxy line compared to its X64 server competition. Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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