- CPU - 4, 6, 8 cores (each with 4 threads, so 16, 24 or 32 virtual CPUs are seen in a system) UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara)
- RAM - 16 slots (with 2GB DDR2 - 32GB)
- Ethernet - 4x 100/1000 on-board
- DISKS - 1-4 2,5" SFF SAS 73GB
- 1x DVD
- I/O - 3x PCI-E, 2x PCI-X (64bit 133MHz)
- Redundant power and cooling
- Hardware-assisted cryptography (RSA & DSA on-chip)
- 350W nominal power consumption (400W MAX)
Now I wonder about price of the server and what actual performance in web serving it could achieve.
btw: looks like smaller version named T1000 is going to presented too.
update: another article on Niagara with some performance benchmarks.
From the article:
• On the SPECjbb2005 test of Java server software, the T2000 scored 53,378 business operations per second compared with 61,789 for an IBM p5-550 with two dual-core Power5 chips and 24,208 for a Dell PowerEdge SC1425 with dual single-core Xeon processors.
• On the SPECweb2005 test of Web server performance, the T2000 socred 14,001, compared with 7,881 for an IBM p5-550 with two dual-core Power5 processors, 4,850 for a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with two dual-core Xeon processors, and 4,348 for an IBM x345 with dual single-core Xeon processors.
• On the NotesBench test of Lotus Notes performance, a T2000 accommodated 19,000 users at $4.35 per user and got a NotesMark score of 16,061. In comparison, an eight-processor IBM p5-570 had 17,400 users, a cost of $10.19 per user, and a NotesMark score of 14,740. But the average response time of the IBM system was 270 microseconds compared with the slower 400 microseconds for the T2000, demonstrating the relatively slow single-thread performance of the Sun system.
Looks like WEB performance is really good.