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Issue Date: October 2007

Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu expand SPARC Enterprise Server Line

25 October 2007

Together with Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has expanded its SPARC Enterprise server line with the introduction of the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers - the first servers using the new UltraSPARC T2 processor. The new SPARC Enterprise servers run the Solaris Operating System
(OS) and are ideal platforms for customers needing to achieve increased scale, density and performance, particularly in the Web and application tiers and for on-line transaction processing (OLTP) and technical workloads.
Built-in, no-cost virtualisation capabilities in the servers also enable IT staff to easily maximise system utilisation, helping to lower the cost of delivering new IT services.
SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers double the number of processing threads and increase floating point capabilities eight times over the previous generation. The first servers to integrate 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology and I/O directly on the chip, ready for the emerging generation of network-intensive services, allow for 12 times higher network peak bandwidth than competitive servers, without additional NIC costs. SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 systems are capable of web serving over four times the number of users, all while maintaining over six times better performance per watt and while demonstrating industry-leading price/performance, compared to competitive UNIX/RISC-based servers.
By combining 64 processor threads per UltraSPARC T2 processor and open-source, no cost virtualisation technology such as Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms), the SPARC Enterprise 5120 and 5220 servers enable IT staff to achieve high levels of system utilisation. IT staff can securely deploy many applications on a single SPARC Enterprise T5120 or T5220 server. Consolidating many applications on individual servers results in better resource utilisation which means lower acquisition cost, lower administration cost and improved flexibility in meeting the constantly changing IT requirements. The SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers offer more virtualisation flexibility than any other server in its class, with up to 64 isolated domains in a single system, and without the premium charged for proprietary virtualisation solutions.

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