Sun Fire T2000 Server

Here starts our Sun Fire T2000 Server project. Today we filled in the form that allow you to recieve for 60 days free a T2000 for testing it. After filled out and sent the form we had a little problem with our graylisting system, solved in a few, and we received an e-mail that confirm our subscription. Fast, about one minute or less.

Project

Our project is really simple, but surely we will test the most used and critical services and applications server.

Benchmarks

We will of course workout some empiric but usual benchmark such as SWaP (Space, Watts and Performance), but we also going to develop our stress applications for:

  • CPU
  • High Performance Computing
  • Web Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • Network File System
  • Java Client/Server

We not exclude some well known benchmark too.

Tests & Monitoring

We will test if the T2K is still responsive enought even under high amount of tasks (stress), trying to run differents services on it, checking the efficency of the hardware and the cooling system in critical conditions (limited to our capability).
One of the benefits Sun declaims is the significant power and cooling saves, for this reason we will check the consumptions and the real benefits all along our tests.
After that, we will try some minor feature such as clustering and/or shared computing.

The Machine

The T2K we asked for has a Standard configuration, you can find more informations about it here.

Stay tuned

Even if we filled in the form is still not sure that we will receive the T2K, if not, this is the end.
If the server comes, we will inform you about every test going on our bench day by day.

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