Sun Unveils Offerings to Reduce Cost, Complexity of Network Computing

9/19/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) launched new servers, software and services designed to slash the cost and complexity out of network computing.

"We are once again setting the bar on price-performance and industry-leading R&D," said Neil Knox, executive vice president, Volume Systems Products at Sun. "In today's business environment, customers need more than a clever business model from their systems vendor. Our new innovative products deliver on price and performance, offer built-in security and provide integrated solutions that increase productivity, lower costs and reduce time to market."

Included in this announcement are three new UltraSPARC[r] and Solaris[tm] OS-based systems that are priced aggressively and designed to provide leading price-performance over competitive offerings from Dell, HP and IBM:

Sun also added new solutions and performance enhancements to its low-cost computing line-up:

More information on these products can be found at:

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

  1. HP-DL 580 G2 4P at 38 US$ per QphH@100GB, 2605 QphH@100GB, Available Date 08/15/03; Sun Fire V440 server at 28 US$ per QphH@100GB, 2428.6 QphH@100GB, Available Date 11/26/03 26% comes from (38-28/38). TPC Benchmark[tm] is a trademark of the TPC - Transaction Processing Performance Council.
  2. TPC-H @100GB:HP-ML 370 G3 at 28 US$ per QphH@100GB, 1386 QphH@100GB, Avail. Date 08/15/03; Sun Fire V250 at 23US$ per QphH@100GB, 1442.8 QphH@100GB, Avail. Date 11/26/03.
  3. TPC-H @300GB:Sun Fire V250 at 27 US$ per QphH@300GB, 1283.3 QphH@300GB, Avail. Date 11/26/03; Sun Fire V240 at 49 US$ per QphH@300GB, 1026.5 QphH@300GB, Avail. Date 06/23/03.
  4. SPEC. and the benchmark name SPECcpu2000. are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of September 16, 2003. The comparison presented above is based on the best performing single processor, 64-bit UNIX-based workstation currently shipping by IBM and HP. For the latest SPECcpu2000. benchmark results, visit
  5. Sun Fire V880 Server @ 1.2 GHz results - 6,328 users in the Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark. Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark: September 16, 2003. 6. Notesbench R6iNotes on Sun Fire V880@1200 MHz results - 8,400 users in Lotus Domino 6.0 Mail Server: September 26, 2003.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Blade, Sun Fire, StarOffice, Sun Ray, SunForum and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, exclusively licensed through X/Open Company, Ltd.

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