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Yesterday we had reported on the announcement of the new SPARC servers coming between Sun and Fujitsu. This afternoon Top Tech News has some additional information on these new SPARC enterprise servers. These new servers are up to 50% faster than current SPARC servers and includes hot-swappable processor and memory support. All of these new servers ship with and are fully supported by Solaris 10. Though be forewarned, however, the new high-end Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 starts out at $511,385 USD.