What's New in the Solaris 9 9/04 Operating Environment

New AMD Opteron Servers and Workstations

Sun Microsystems introduces the following new AMD Opteron Servers and Workstations:

Sun Fire V20z and Sun Fire V40z Servers

The Sun FireTM V20z server is an AMD Opteron processor-based, enterprise-class one-rack-unit (1U), two-processor (2P) server. The Sun Fire V40z server is also an AMD Opteron processor-based server, but is a three-rack-unit (3U), four-processor (4P) server.

The AMD Opteron processor implements the x86 64-bit architecture which delivers significant memory capacity and bandwidth.

These servers include an embedded Service Processor (SP), flash memory, RAM, a separate Ethernet interface, and server-management software. The servers are equipped with server-management tools for greater control and minimum total cost of ownership. You can use the command-line interface (CLI), SNMP integration with third-party frameworks, or IPMI to configure and manage the platform with the SP. The dedicated SP provides operating-system independence and maximum availability of server management.

For further information, visit the product web sites at: http://www.sun.com/v20z/ and http://www.sun.com/v40z/.

These product web sites also include links to extensive documentation for these new products.

Sun Java Workstations W1100z and W2100z

The Sun Java Workstation W1100z and the Sun Java Workstation W2100z are AMD Opteron processor-based systems. These workstations come with one or two AMD 64 Opteron processors that are preinstalled on the onboard AMD socket 940 receptacles. A maximum of 16 Gbytes of dual-channel registered ECC 400 DDR SDRAM is available for the two-processor system (four DIMMs per processor). The harddrive capacity includes one or two internal PATA-100 80–Gbyte hard drives, or as many as five 73–Gbyte Ultra 320 SCSI hard drives.

These workstations are equipped with one AGP-8x/Pro slot for high-end graphics cards, one 133 MHz slot, and four 100 MHz PCI-X slots. The workstations also include a Gigabit Ethernet interface, two IEEE 1394 interfaces, five USB 2.0 interfaces, and industry-standard audio interfaces.

For further information, see the product web sites at: http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation/w2100z/index.xml and http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation/w1100z/index.xml.

These product web sites also include links to extensive documentation for these new products.