This Register article has details on Sun’s upcoming code-named-“Galaxy” servers based on AMD’s dual-core Opteron processor.
The lowest-end system will be the 1U box that supports up to 16GB of memory, 2 PCI-X slots and 2 hard disks. A larger 2U box will hold two-processors, 16GB of memory, 5 PCI-X slots and 4 disks. On the 4U front, Sun looks set to ship a four-processor box that supports up to 32GB of memory, 6 PCI-E slots and 4 disks. The big daddy system will support up to 64GB of memory, 8 PCI-E slots and 4 disks. All of the boxes will hold AMD’s soon to be released dual-core Opteron chip.