Sun Announces Availability of x64 Servers and Workstations Powered by AMD Opteron Processors

Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems.

"Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of all the new single-core AMD Opteron processors," said Lisa Sieker, vice president of marketing, Network Systems Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun's partnership with AMD for more than two years has helped us to develop fast, innovative products that bring flexible computing solutions to the x64 market. The availability of Sun's x64 servers and workstations powered by the newest AMD Opteron x56 processors, including the only products on the market with the AMD Opteron Model 156 processor, emphasizes the alignment of our product roadmaps, in addition to our mutual commitment to provide the fastest and most power-efficient x64 solutions in the industry." READ MORE...