Hack Jandy writes "Would you be surprised to hear Sun is the lowest
cost Tier 1 dual-Opteron provider?
AnandTech benchmarks Sun's newest
w2100z and includes some sneak peaks at Solaris 10 and Java Desktop
System 2.
The biggest surprise at the end - it costs less than IBM and
HP's configurations.
Has Sun learned from the demise of SGI
workstations that relying on one processor architecture is harmful?"

CrzyP adds "They perform various benchmarks including 2D/3D rendering,
compiling, encryption, and thermal and noise performance, and compare
the 64-bit Sun box with various other configurations, including
varying operating systems."