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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

T5220 Cont.

Okay so more details on the fun with new hardware. I have seen several pics on T5220 and tried to figure out the difference. Sun is selling both a Netra T5220 and an Enterprise. The pic in the previous post is the Enterprise. The other nice part on these servers is they use the new T2 processor. This one has doubled the threads per Core so you get 64 threads on an 8 core box. This hardware makes for a nice platform when working with LDOM’s and zones which is what I will be doing soon.

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T5220 (oooh shiny)

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So I got to play with a new Sun T5220 server http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/t5220/

These are a really nice improvement from the T2000 systems. The T2000 truly did pack alot of power into 2u but this new server is the next step and Sun added in all you need. The big CPU improvement here is the extra set of FPU’s so now you have an FPU per core. The T2000 lacked this and that is what hurt it the most on Database applications. With the update to the number of FPU’s this should be a true DB server for those that need it. The extra drive bays and additional EPCI slots is a big improvement as this was the major killer on the T1000 and T2000. However the new system does have a non-recessed power button which is sad. The recessed power button on the T2000 was a nice unplanned feature.

My main goal is to load the system up with Logical Domains and Zones. They are easy to use and let me maximize the resources. If you can give one of these things a test drive.

More to come as I start beating this server up.

D~

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Dibbler’s Net

Novageeks.org has been many things. Today we try something new. Having been around on the Internet since the way back days I have always been involved in computers and networking in some form or fashion for a long time. In all this I have had minor interactions with public posting. Previously this site was a wiki, with that the small group known as Novageeks kept some url’s but mainly used it for email. Today many of us have moved on but some of us are still here and we all still like the Net. So now I will try some more involved public posting and we will see how that goes.

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