E25K - the most expensive blade rack of the world
There is another important new product: Sun Fire USBRDT 5240 Uniboard. To get the expectations right: The unibord gets just power and cooling from the E25K chassis, it´s not about building an 36 socket monster CMT server. That would be cool, but that´s outside the specification. When you put 18 of this boards into you E25K you would get the mentioned “most expensive blade rack of the world”. The usecase for this board is a different one. Perhaps you have an perfectly running installation on a uniboard capable system (Sun Fire 4800, E4900, 6800, E6900, F12k, F15k, E20k, and E25k servers are supported) but parts of you appliaction could need some additional horsepower. and you have some free uniboard slots. With such a board you could add it within an existing chassis. Believe it or not … sometimes it´s easier for a customer to explain an extension of an already existing system to his or her financial deparment than to explain a new system.
Back to the new uniboard: The Sun Fire USBRDT 5240 Uniboard offers 2 UltraSPARC T2+ procs, up to 128 GB of memory, 4 PCI Express module slots, 8 GigabitEthernet-Ports and some other really nifty features …