Quad-core SPARC64 VII processor to boost the performance of entry-level server
Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu said that they have enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server with the new 2.75GHz SPARC64 VII processor.
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 is a single socket, entry-level server that has many of the same features as the mid-range and high-end SPARC64-based SPARC Enterprise servers such as mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) at the entry level price, the companies claim.
The companies claim that the new SPARC64 VII processor running at 2.75GHz delivers up to 23% better performance than the previous generation and the server’s performance coupled with the Solaris operating system provides customers with a suitable platform to handle enterprise applications including database, BIDW, ERP and CRM.
According to Sun Microsystems, the new SPARC Enterprise M3000 server helps enable customers to consolidate multiple entry-level servers into a 2U chassis and reduces physical space, energy consumption and cooling requirements in their datacentres. In addition, it also improves the ratio of energy consumption to application throughput by up to 13% compared to the previous version.
Noriyuki Toyoki, corporate vice president of Fujitsu, said: SPARC Enterprise M3000 is the best-suited entry-level server for all-around system use. It offers high performance and RAS features suited for mission-critical systems in a green form factor, compact and power efficient.
“With the new SPARC64 VII processor, SPARC Enterprise M3000 servers provide even more distinguished application performance and will allow customers to grow their business performance significantly.