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Sun Adopts AMD Opteron Processors Into Netra Server Series

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Sun Microsystems, today introduced the Netra X4200 M2 server, Sun's first Network Equipment Building Standard (NEBS) Level 3 Certified Rack Server powered by the AMD Opteron processor and offering the industry's broadest operating system (OS) support, including the Solaris 10 OS, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and Windows. Based on the Sun Fire X4200 M2 server announced in October 2006, the Netra X4200 M2 server is Sun's first Netra rackmount server developed with industry-standard x64 (x86, 64-bit) architecture. The device can be equipped with up to four 146 GB SAS hard drives, up to two Opteron 2214 HE (2.2 GHz, 68W) processors and up to eight DDR2-667 memory modules for a total capacity of 32 GB. The 2-socket version of the Netra X4200 M2 server is available now, with entry-level pricing starting at $9,845. The 1-socket version is scheduled to be available in May with entry-level pricing starting at $6,145. For more information on the Netra X4200 M2, please visit this page.

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Yeah we've been building these for a bit now, seen them, pretty awsome x86 servers(if you ask me):rockout:
 

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They could have chose the Intel Xeon, but they went with AMD. Nice going there. So, there main purpose is fast access rather than data and network storage? I see 146GB raptors (SCSI 15k drives or what have you) is like 584 GBs, less than half a TB. Seems rather low on storage though.