Sun, Fujitsu launch entry quad-core Sparc Server
October 30, 2008 Leave a comment
The Register reports that Fujitsu and server partner Sun Microsystems will roll out an entry server based on the quad-core Sparc64 VII processor created by Fujitsu. The server, code-named “Ikkaku” (Japanese for “narwhal”) and sold as the Sparc Enterprise M3000, is a single-socket box that will fill in a product gap in the companies’ combined Sparc T and Sparc64 VII product lines. The Sparc Enterprise M3000 is a single-socket box, and the four cores in that single Sparc64 VII processor run at 2.52 GHz.
“John Fowler, the executive vice president in charge of Sun’s Systems Group, says that the M3000 is being brought to market for a few reasons. For one thing, customers who deploy larger Jupiter systems usually do so with an n-tier architecture, with bigger servers running the databases behind the applications and Web and application servers accessing the data and running the application code that feeds and feeds off the databases. While some companies don’t mind mixing different kinds of database and application servers, others do and Sun and Fujitsu needed a smaller server to be an application tier for midrange customers.” Full Story