Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 announced

256 compute threads, 512 GB of main memory and just announced : Sun (NASDAQ: JAVA) jointly announced the SPARC Enterprise T5440

… 7,520 SAP SD Benchmark users …”, “14,000 active Siebel benchmark users was set on a single SPARC Enterprise T5440 server” and “Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 (4 chips, 32 cores, 256 threads): SPECint_rate2006 - 301, SPECfp_rate2006” are just a few numbers you will find in the press release at Sun Sets Multiple World Records with New Solaris-Powered Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server. You will find further informations about the system on the website. The following numbers are really interesting as well. I did some calculations in the Sun SE T5440 power calculator. At full load fully loaded with options (512 GB memory, 4 HDD, 4 Procs@1,4Ghz, 2 PCIe cards, 2 XAUIs) the system just takes 1906 Watts. At full load but with minimal 4proc configuration (32 GB Memory, 2 HDD, 4 Procs@1,2 GHz, no XAUI or PCI cards) the system just takes 942 Watts. (Substantiation of the benchmarks in the press release)