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http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061017/sftu070.html?.v=72
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Sun Fire X4000 Server Family Powered by Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) Processors Are Fastest, Most Scalable and Energy-Efficient Enterprise x64 Systems on the Market
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Benchmarks, photos, anything? Just because Yahoo Finance says it is the "fastest" on the market doesn't mean that it really is.
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Benchmarks, photos, anything? Just because Yahoo Finance says it is the "fastest" on the market doesn't mean that it really is.
touche!
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Haha, what a joke. They beat new Xeons?
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Benchmarks, photos, anything? Just because Yahoo Finance says it is the "fastest" on the market doesn't mean that it really is.
Gotta be it's AMD...
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They could be. Just because a processor is fast at gaming\\multimedia stuff doesn't mean its great at server tasks (file routing etc). So, it may be. Don't think so narrowly bigval - theres different kinds of fast
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hmm personaly I tbhink the whole atical is biased, i mean whats so special about Solaris making it the "most adavanced" OS?
    
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They may use less energy overall than a comparable Intel server, being that Intel servers use FB-DIMMs (see my FAQ) which consume more power than standard DDR2 modules. However, current K8-based opterons are no match in terms of raw performance compared to Intels Woodcrest-based Xeons.
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...the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), the most advanced operating system on the planet....
LOL, I've tried Solaris 10, I thought it was ugly(tried to clone windows xp), and not near as many apps for it natively as Linux. Linux pwns it.
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Lol, no pictures, benchmarks, head-to-head testing, nothing. Solaris 10 is pwn't by other OS'es still, nothing god-like or "most advanced" here. Linux is the only choice for servers . Only apparent "drawback" is the FB-DIMM's, and how much do you wanna bet that the supposedly more efficient systems use like only 10-20W less? No numbers, full-o-crap article .
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