April 3, 2006

Sun Fire T2000 server review

Anonymous Reader writes "Sun Microsystems has made some bold claims about the new UltraSPARC T1-based Sun Fire T2000 server. Specifically, Sun says that the T2000 is built not only for exceptional speed, but also energy efficiency. These assertions are backed up with SPEC synthetic benchmarks for Web and Java application server performance, which are essentially useless when comparing real-world application performance. Sun sent me a T2000 to test, and I spent several days just trying to get it to work properly. I did manage to record and analyze its power usage though -- and it's nothing to get excited about. The bottom line is, the T2000 won't displace any AMD64/EM64T servers, but it might be good for existing Sun UltraSPARC server customers."

Link: hardwareinreview.com


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