UltraSPARC T2+ and the Sparc Enterprise T5240

Today Sun and Fujitsu announced the the first new multiproc Victoria Falls systems: Sun Microsystems And Fujitsu Expand SPARC Enterprise Server Line With New UltraSPARC T2 Plus Processor-Based Systems. The benchmark results for this new system are really good:

The SPARC Enterprise T5240 server supported 4,170 SAP SD Benchmark users - a result more than double the 2,035 SAP SD Benchmark users achieved by the IBM p570 system with two POWER6 processors.

or</blockquote> The dual-socket SPARC Enterprise T5240 server running the Solaris 10 OS excels on the Lotus iNotes email benchmark with 65,000 users – the highest ever number of supported users.</blockquote> . The announcement already resulted in a huge amount of blog articles. Some really interesting entries so far: