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Sun Microsystems Releases SunFire E20k and E25k Servers
New High-End Sun Fire Systems Give Sun New Edge World-Record Benchmarks

The new UltraSPARC IV+ processor-based uniboards can be "hot swapped" into existing Sun Fire servers so that customers don't have to replace entire systems in order to experience performance gains. Sun Fire servers powered by UltraSPARC IV+ cost half as much than competitive systems and reclaim price/performance leadership over IBM's POWER-based systems.

Sun Fire E20K server achieved a world record on v7.1 Manugistics Fulfillment demonstrated a 74% performance advantage over the IBM p5 590 and v7.2.0.1 Manugistics.The Sun Fire E20K with 36 UltraSPARC IV+ 1.5GHz also beat the 32-way IBM p5 590 by 40% on SPECint_rate2000. In addition, the Sun Fire E20K was 43% faster than the Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER1500 32-way SPARC64 V 2.16GHz on SPECint_rate2000. Sun Fire E6900 server achieved world-record performance for SPECjbb2005.

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Sun Microsystems Releases SunFire E20k and E25k Servers. Sun Microsystems,has announced the availability of the new Sun Fire E20K and E25K servers powered by new world-record performing UltraSPARCIV+ processors.

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