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Sun shipped about 8,000 Galaxy servers

Sun shipped about 8,000 Galaxy servers.

SAN FRANCISCO--In the first quarter that Sun Microsystems began shipping its "Galaxy" line of AMD Opteron-based servers, the products accounted for about 40 percent of the company's x86 server sales, said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun's x86 server group in a meeting with reporters here. Because the company said Tuesday it sold more than 20,000 x86 servers in the quarter, that amounts to about 8,000 servers.

"The ramp for the Galaxy has gone well as far as customer acceptance," he said. The shipment tally includes the X4200 and X4100 servers Sun designed, but not the lower-end X2100 "Aquarius" systems that also use Opteron chips but that were designed outside Sun, Fowler said.