Sun’s new server is a Thumper

It’s not that often that I get overly excited about a server, but you’ve got to hand it to the guys at Sun – this is an impressive box! It’s a 4 core server with 24 TB (yes, that’s TERRABYTES) that fits in a 4U chassis and weighs 170kg when fully loaded. It packs in 48, 500GB SATA II drives which, when coupled with the new ZFS file system, should give some impressive performance. In fact, Sun’s internal name for the X4500 server is the Thumper!

Read Jonathan Schwartz’s blog for more.

Sun X4500 Thumper

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