X4450 and X6450 now available with Intel Xeon 7400
We´ve updated the X4450 2U 4 Socket Rack Server and the 4 Socket Blade Server X6450 with the new Xeon 7400 CPU. The 7400 series is the new 6 core version of the Xeon. It would be interesting to see, how much performance do you get from the two additional cores in realistic workloads, as the CPU still uses the 1066 MT/s Front Side Bus technology, but i assume that much of the issues will be mitigated by the 16 MB cache of the 7400 series (the Xeon series even starts to catch up in cache size with the Itanic). Nevertheless: Sun is able to offer you a x86 24-core system on just two rack units.