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Sun’s Xeon 5500-based Fire server for Cloud

Sun’s new Intel Xeon-based servers are designed to bring speed, simplicity, and saving money through virtualization, green computing, and multi-OS support. The Fire servers and blade systems support not just the Sun Solaris OS but also Windows and Linux. The hardware also works with virtualization solutions from multiple vendors, including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Sun’s own xVM Ops Center and Solaris Containers.

The Xeon 5500-enabled hardware includes four Fire servers — the X4170, X2270, and X4275 servers, for the enterprise and Web, and the X4270, for branches offices and horizontally scaled data centers — along with two server modules: the virtualization-oriented X6270, and the quad data rate (QDR) InfiniBand-driven X6275, for high performance computing (HPC).

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