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eWeek: E-clipse [UltraSPARC] Servers Outshine Linux-on-Pentium Ones




“Many people consider Linux to be one of
the best operating systems for servers, so
why not run it on some of the best
hardware for servers? The new line of
e-clipse UltraSPARC systems comes
preloaded with Red Hat Inc.’s Red Hat 6.1
for SPARC and even has the blessing of Sun Microsystems Inc. ”
In tests simulating heavy loads accessing a large Web site, the e-clipse UltraSPARC system
was on average 30 percent faster than the Pentium-based Linux system.

“Released earlier this year by TradeMark Computer Products, a division
of Bell Microproducts Inc., the e-clipse line includes both
rack-mounted and tower models and 300MHz to 440MHz
UltraSPARC IIi processors.

The biggest selling point of these systems is price. Listing for ,000 to
,000, they are comparably priced to Pentium-based systems and are
less than a third the price of a similarly configured Ultra II workstation
running Solaris.”

“In tests simulating heavy loads accessing a large Web site, the e-clipse
UltraSPARC system was on average 30 percent faster than the
Pentium-based Linux system.”

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