[NPL] Sun Drops Prices on Servers
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Sun Drops Prices on Servers

Sun Drops Prices on Popular Mid-Range and High-End Workstation and
Workgroup Server Lines

Sun Enables More Customers to Step Up to the Performance of
Multiprocessor UNIX Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/NEWSdesk -- Sun Microsystems,
Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today dropped prices by as much as 35 percent on
its popular Ultra(TM) 60 and Ultra 2 workstations, once again
challenging the competition with even lower prices and improved
performance in its high-end multiprocessor-capable solutions.
Customers can now take advantage of Sun's highest-performance,
reliable, scalable workstations for as little as $9,995. In addition,
Sun also lowered prices by as much as 35 percent on its successful
Sun Enterprise(TM) 2, Sun Enterprise 250 and Sun Enterprise 450
servers. Sun's price cuts further strengthen the company's leadership
position, as well as opens the door for those customers who had
previously been limited to Windows NT or lower-performance UNIX(R)
systems.

Sun reduced prices without compromising performance in the Ultra 60
and Ultra 2 workstations and in the Sun Enterprise servers. As the
UNIX market leader, the large volumes and the commonality of
components across the product lines, results in an economies of scale
savings which Sun is able to pass on to its customers. All of the
systems take advantage of the robust Solaris Operating
Environment(TM) software and Sun's UltraSPARC(TM) processor
technology. As always, Sun's products are 100 percent binary
compatible, eliminating the hassles of recompiling code traditionally
associated with upgrading hardware or software.

"Having invigorated the entry-level market with the Ultra 5 and Ultra
10 workstations, Sun is now focusing on driving down prices for mid-
to high-end systems to offer workstation customers more
bang-for-their-buck," said Ken Okin, vice president and general
manager of Workstation Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "With these
price cuts, companies can now afford to increase compute power on
individual desks, boosting company productivity and employee
satisfaction."

Affordable Multiprocessor Computing

Compared with the SGI Octane 250, Sun's Ultra 60 Model 1360 features
a higher speed processor, four times the cache and 60 percent better
CDRS performance for a 60 percent lower cost(1). Living up to its
legacy of offering innovative technology and superior performance at
competitive prices, Sun's most successful high-end workstation, the
Ultra 60 workstation, is now available for under $10,000(2). The
multiprocessor-capable Ultra 60 workstation, used in technically
demanding markets such as medical imaging, 3D mechanical design,
simulation and analysis, delivers superior price/performance when
compared with other leading UNIX workstations in its class.

When comparing the dual-processor Ultra 60 workstation to a similarly
configured SGI Octane 250, Sun comes out on top with significantly
higher performance at a 70 percent lower cost(3). Dropping by 35
percent to $13,595(4), the dual-360MHz processor Ultra 60 system is
an excellent, reliable solution for compute-intensive markets such as
computer-aided engineering and design automation, where raw
multiprocessing performance and system flexibility are a must.

Delivering More Computing Power for Less

Sun has upgraded the base-level graphics and doubled the hard drive
capacity on its entry Ultra 2 configuration(5). These enhancements
come at a 30 percent lower base price. This popular system now offers
the latest generation of Sun's Creator3D graphics technology in its
base configuration.

Graphics on the Ultra 2, like all of Sun's workstations, are designed
as an integral part of the system -- not as an afterthought. Because
Sun's graphics are closely integrated with the Ultra 2 workstation's
UltraSPARC processor and memory subsystem through the system's high
bandwidth UPA interconnect, these workstations take full advantage of
floating-point processor speed, with visual instruction set
(VIS)(TM)(6) support and the memory capacity to deliver a truly
powerful graphics system. Creator3D technology features high
performance accelerated imaging, high resolution 2D and 24-bit double
and Z-buffered 3D rendering, making the Ultra 2 workstation an ideal
graphics workstation for high-end imaging, modeling and
visualization. Lower Prices on Workgroup Servers

Sun's aggressive price cuts across its industry-leading workgroup
server line once again prove the company's commitment to delivering
robust, yet affordable solutions for small businesses and workgroups.

Multiprocessor-capable servers, now available for just $7,995, help
Sun maintain its competitive advantage with proven enterprise-class
technologies. The servers deliver superior scalability and
availability over competitive systems based on PC technologies for
business critical applications such as database, Internet/intranet,
ERP and collaborative computing.

Priced competitively for the workgroup space, the rack-ready Sun
Enterprise 250 server was reduced by 20 percent to just $7,995 (7).
The Sun Enterprise 2 server prices were cut by up to 35 percent,
dropping the system to $16,975.(8) Sun also dropped prices on its Sun
Enterprise 450 server by as much as 13 percent(9).

"Sun is enjoying tremendous success with its Sun Enterprise workgroup
server line," said Mark Canepa, vice president and general manager of
workgroup servers, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The volumes for Sun's
workgroup servers and its workstations provide great economies of
scale. We're thrilled to be able to pass these savings along to the
customer."

Availability and Support

All of the new prices are available immediately. All systems are
available worldwide through Sun's direct sales force, including Sun
telesales, and its indirect channels, including Sun authorized
resellers and systems integrators. Complete pricing information is
available through a Sun sales representative, Sun telesales or Sun's
indirect channel. Sun provides comprehensive services through
hardware and software support, flexible training, and expert
integration, consulting and management services designed to meet
customer needs. Worldwide availability of services will vary by
country. All prices listed are US list price and subject to change.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network Is The
Computer(TM)," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position
as a leading provider of high quality hardware, software and services
for establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the power of
the Internet. With more than $10 billion in annual revenues, Sun can
be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at
http://sun.com.
(1) - Ultra 60 Model 1360 vs. SGI Octane 250
Ultra 60 SGI Octane 250
360MHz UltraSPARC-II 250MHz R10000 processor
256MB memory 256MB memory
4MB cache 1MB cache -) 4 x the cache
9GB hard drive 9GB hard drive
Elite3D m6 graphics MXE graphics
CDRS: 139.3 CDRS: 55.52 -) 151% better performance
$/CDRS: $118 $/CDRS: $758 -) 84% better price/perf
$16,495 $42,095 -) 60% lower price

(2) - Ultra 60 Model 1360
1 x 360MHz UltraSPARC-II, 128MB memory, 9GB hard drive, 4MB cache,
Creator3D Graphics. Was $13,595 -) Now $9,995 = 26% price red

(3) - Ultra 60 Model 2360 vs. dual-processor SGI Octane 250
Ultra 60 SGI Octane 250
2x360MHz UltraSPARC-II 2x250MHz R10000 processor
256MB memory 256MB memory
4MB cache 1MB cache -) 4 x the cache
9GB hard drive 9GB hard drive
Elite3D m6 graphics MXE graphics
CDRS: 139.3 CDRS: 55.52 -) 151% better performance
$/CDRS: $136 $/CDRS: $1,124 -) 88% lower price/perf
$18,995 $62,395 -) 70% lower price

(4) - Ultra 60 Model 2360
2 x 360MHz UltraSPARC-II, 256MB memory, 9GB hard drive, 4MB cache,
Creator3D Graphics. Was $20,870 -) Now $13,595 = 35% price
reduction

(5) - Ultra 2 Model 1300
Current Base Configuration -) January 26, 1999 Base Configuration
1 x 300MHz UltraSPARC-II 1 x 300MHz UltraSPARC-II
128MB memory 128MB memory
2MB cache 2MB cache
4GB hard drive 9GB hard drive -) faster, bigger hard drive
Creator Graphics Creator3D Graphics -) improved, 3D graphics
$15,645 $10,900 -) 30% price reduction

(6) - Visual Instruction Set (VIS)
VIS is a RISC instruction set designed to accelerate multimedia,
image processing and networking applications. UltraSPARC was the
first microprocessor to incorporate support for 2D and 3D imaging
and graphics, video compression and decompression, audio, networking,
encryption and other algorithms.

(7) - Sun Enterprise 250 Server
1 x 250MHz UltraSPARC-II, 128MB memory, 9GB hard drive, 1MB cache.
Was $9,960 -) Now $7,995 = 20% price reduction

(8) - Sun Enterprise 2 Server Model 2300
2 x 300MHz UltraSPARC-II, 512MB memory, 9GB hard drive, 2MB cache.
Was $26,245 -) Now $16,975 = 35% price reduction

(9) - Sun Enterprise 450 Server
1 x 300MHz UltraSPARC-II, 128MB memory, 4GB hard drive, 2MB cache.
Was $19,735 -) Now $17,235 = 13% price reduction

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Sandvox 2.10.2 - Easily build eye-catchi...
Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant... Read more
LibreOffice 5.0.1.2 - Free, open-source...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
f.lux 36.1 - Adjusts the color of your d...
f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake... Read more
VirtualBox 5.0.2 - x86 virtualization so...
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers... Read more
File Juicer 4.43 - Extract images, video...
File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer... Read more
Apple MainStage 3.2 - Live performance t...
MainStage 3 makes it easy to bring to the stage all the same instruments and effects that you love in your recording. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar with from... Read more
formZ 8.5 - Solid and surface modeler. (...
formZ pro is a powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination. It is based on... Read more
PopChar 7.2 - Floating window shows avai...
We're also selling a 5-license family pack for only $25.99! PopChar helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar provides a frustration-free way to... Read more
FileMaker Pro 14.0.2 - Powerful, easy-to...
FileMaker Pro is powerful, easy-to-use software used to create custom solutions for your business that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Use FileMaker Pro to manage and share information... Read more
djay Pro 1.2 - Transform your Mac into a...
djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Its unique modern interface is built around a sophisticated integration with iTunes and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of... Read more

ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard (Utilit...
ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Do everything within the keyboard without switching apps! If you are in WhatsApp, how do you schedule a... | Read more »
Tiny Empire (Games)
Tiny Empire 1.1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.1.3 (iTunes) Description: Launch cannonballs and blow tiny orcs into thousands of pieces in this intuitive fantasy-themed puzzle shooter! Embark on an... | Read more »
Astropad Mini (Productivity)
Astropad Mini 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Productivity Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: *** 50% off introductory price! ​*** Get the high-end experience of a Wacom tablet at a fraction of the price with Astropad... | Read more »
Emo Chorus (Music)
Emo Chorus 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members. ### introductory offer... | Read more »
Forest Spirit (Games)
Forest Spirit 1.0.5 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.5 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Ski Safari 2 (Games)
Ski Safari 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The world's most fantastical, fun, family-friendly skiing game is back and better than ever! Play as Sven's sister Evana, share... | Read more »
Lara Croft GO (Games)
Lara Croft GO 1.0.47768 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.47768 (iTunes) Description: Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient... | Read more »
Whispering Willows (Games)
Whispering Willows 1.23 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.23 (iTunes) Description: **LAUNCH SALE 50% OFF** - Whispering Willows is on sale for 50% off ($4.99) until September 9th. | Read more »
Calvino Noir (Games)
Calvino Noir 1.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld.... | Read more »
Angel Sword (Games)
Angel Sword 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Prepare to adventure in the most epic full scale multiplayer 3D RPG for mobile! Experience amazing detailed graphics in full HD.... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

12-inch 1.1GHz Gold MacBook on sale for $1149...
B&H Photo has the 12″ 1.1GHz Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1149.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this... Read more
27-inch 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849, sav...
Best Buy has the 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849.99. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Shipments Expected to Declin...
Does Apple badly need a touchscreen convertible/hybrid laptop MacBook? Yes, judging from a new market forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which... Read more
Continued PC Shipment Shrinkage Expected Thro...
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -8.7 percent in 2015 and not stabilize until 2017, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker data. The... Read more
Imminent iPhone 6s Announcement Leads To 103%...
NextWorth Solutions, with its online and in-store electronics trade-in programs including http://NextWorth.com, reports that it has experienced a 103 percent surge in quoted trade-in values over the... Read more
Weekend Deal: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros for...
Save up to $100 on the purchase of a new 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pro at the following resellers this weekend. Shipping is free with each model: 2.7GHz/128GB MSRP $1299 2.7GHz/... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999,...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
Apple refurbished iPad Air 2s available for u...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iPad Air 2s available for up to $140 off the price of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 128GB... Read more
The ‘Book Mystique Still Magic After All Thes...
This column has been called The ‘Book Mystique for what has been a 15 year run so far, and I have no interest in changing the name. The reference is to what I’ve observed is a the near magical... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $184 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1815 $184 off - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Software QA Engineer, *Apple* Pay Security...
Changing the world is all in a day039s work at Apple . If you love innovation, here039s your chance to make a career of it. You039ll work hard. But the job comes with Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Retail Sales...
**Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Consultant (ASC) you are the link between our customers and our products. Your role is to drive the Apple business in a retail Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Retail Sales...
**Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Consultant (ASC) you are the link between our customers and our products. Your role is to drive the Apple business in a retail Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.