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Sun Fire X4200 Server Family

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For pure growth potential and speed in an x64 2 RU rack server, the Sun Fire X4200 server family includes the fast, reliable Sun Fire X4200 and Sun Fire X4200 M2 servers—an expandable one-way to four-way server in its class. For virtually unmatched flexibility, it also runs Solaris OS, Linux, Windows, and VMware.

At A Glance

  • The highest performance level, up to 45% faster than Xeon 5160-based servers from Dell, IBM and HP1
  • Enterprise RAS features include redundant, hot-swappable components for maximum uptime and simplified service
  • Simplifies remote management with no hidden costs through Sun Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)
  • Runs virtually any operating system including Solaris OS, Linux, and Windows - all supported by Sun
  • Faster, smarter, expandable enterprise building block specifically intended to enable customers to build a strong foundation for a large scale deployment
  • More network expandability than any other major competitor with four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports in a 2 RU form factor

Key Applications

  • Databases
  • Network, compute, and infrastructure services
  • Security
  • Application server

World Record Performance

The Sun Fire X4200 family of servers delivers world-record performance on variety of compute intensive and enterprise-class industry-standard benchmarks.


Featuring the Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processor

Take advantage of the new Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processor. Here's what it gives you:

  • New, native dual-core processors
  • Consistent socket design minimizes datacenter churn for upgrades to future Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors
  • Integrated memory controller and AMD HyperTransport links eliminate performance bottlenecks
  • Support proven, lower-power DDR2 memory technology


[1] SPEC, SPECfp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results as of 10/15/06. For the latest, visit http://www.spec.org. Sun Fire X4200 M2 (2xAMD Opteron model 2220SE, 4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip, Solaris10): SPECfp_rate2000 -119, SPECfp_rate_base2000 - 102; IBM System X 3650 (2xXeon 5160, 4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip, Windows 2003 Server EE): SPECfp_rate_base2000 – 81.1; HP ProLiant DL380G5 (2xXeon 5160, 4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip, RHEL 4AS U3): SPECfp_rate2000 – 82.1; Dell PowerEdge 2950(2xXeon 5160, 4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip, RHEL 4AS U3): SPECfp_rate2000 - 83

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