Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server Review

Product Name - Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server
Company Name - SUN Microsystems
Price – From $17,395
Features- Can include up to 8 Quad core Opeteron processors in a single chassis,
Up to 256 GB of Memory
4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for multiple network connections
8 Expansion slots for multiple storage connections.

Review -
Pros: Excellent design.
The 256GB memory caters for virtualization in demanding environments, HPC and database applications.
Multiple expansion slots and Ethernet ports avoid storage and network SPOF respectively.

Cons: Reported poor disk performance and
Lack of RAID5 on RAID controller

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