Sun and Fujitsu expanded their SPARC Enterprise server line with the introduction of two new systems based on the UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor.
Scaling from the edge of the network to the heart of the enterprise, the third-generation CMT SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers deliver breakthrough performance and scalability and help enable customers to consolidate the datacenter into an ultra-dense, energy efficient compute environment, optimized and managed by the Solaris 10 OS. The SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers deliver up to 16 times higher compute density than competitive two-socket x86 systems and up to 32 times higher compute density than competitive four-socket x86 systems. The Sun and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers provide up to three times more performance than competitive RISC systems in half the space.
“The performance and scalability we’ve designed into these new multi-socket systems with the UltraSPARC T2 Plus and Solaris is jaw dropping,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. “In just two-and-a-half years we’ve increased CMT performance by over 5x without sacrificing space or power efficiency. Customers can now scale more with less whether they’re developing Web 2.0 services or running classic CRM or ERP.”
“The new SPARC Enterprise servers we are announcing today empower organizations to virtualize their compute infrastructures and build highly scalable, highly efficient and robust Internet infrastructures for the delivery of breakthrough web and enterprise services,” said Tatsuo Tomita, corporate senior vice president, Fujitsu Limited.
The SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers are the first dual-socket, general purpose servers powered by the UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor. The servers feature up to 128 compute threads in compact one- or two-rack units and two to four times more memory and internal disk capacity than competitive x86 systems, helping customers to consolidate their datacenter infrastructure into a smaller, more powerful, energy efficient environment.
The servers also offer the open source, no-cost virtualization technologies with Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms). By allowing up to 128 virtual servers per system, customers can deploy 5,120 isolated domains per rack – making the new systems well suited for server virtualization and consolidation. On-chip, integrated PCI-E and cryptographic acceleration coupled with the high reliability of the server design and Solaris OS helps enable customers to securely and safely run a highly utilized and efficient virtualized infrastructure to support demanding Web scale and enterprise application environments.
The extreme scalability of the SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 systems paves the way for the development of an entirely new class of applications that maximize the performance of multi-core systems. Sun and Fujitsu offer a range of developer tools including CoolTools and Sun Studio 12 software.
Both Fujitsu-branded and Sun-branded SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers will be marketed worldwide. All other features are identical.