The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server is a member of the next generation Ultra SPARC-IIIi processor-based Midrange Server product family and builds on full line of SPARC64 VII processor-based products. The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server provides high availability and scalability in a compact package - making it ideal for the datacentre. As the #1 in UNIX servers Sun operating system Solaris offers the total product solution with network-centric services. Auto-negotiating Gigabit Ethernet ports provide multiple connectivity for high speed, high bandwidth networking while IOUs (four I/O Units at rear) accommodate 16 HDDs (4 disk drives per IOU) and 32 PCI slots (8 per IOU). N+1 Power Supplies Units ease serviceability with 8 at Front (0-7) and 9 in Power Cabinet (40-48) and enhance system performance. 100 percent binary compatibility from the low end to the high end server family where the Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server provides high computing density. Environmently, Air Filters, at front and rear (6 total) help to increase continuation of perfirmance. High throughput paths (buses) to CMU/Memory Unit (CMU) can support as many as 4 CPU slots (0-3) and as many as 32 Dimm slots on each CMU with four CPU (x4) and the DDC (DC to DC converter) are mounted on each CMU. In addition, the flash memory of each CMU (FMEM) stores the POST / OpenBoot PROM firmware that is automatically restored to its pre-swap version. In cold replacement, however, the firmware must be manually restored to its original version. The eXtended System Control Facility Unit (XSCFU) allowing to apply number of advanced features on the system.
The server in this configuration allows to create the maximum of 16 Domains with CPU/Memory Units (CMU) as each has 4 External I/O Expansion Units. These PSBs are configured as uni-boards, XSB 00-0, XSB 01-0, XSB 02-0, and XSB 03-0 allow to create four domains on this server with all of the components on XSB 00-0 going to one domain, all of the components on XSB 01-0 going to a second and so forth.
Each quad-XBS contains I/O
Solaris Operating System 10, 9 and 8 comes with robust performance on the Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server. It also comes as standard with the Sun Java Desktop system and GUI interfaces that are compatible with all previous versions of Solaris applications and hardware systems to ensure full accessibility of the high-end Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server features an optimised system design.
|Sun SPARC 64 VII+ Enterprise M8000 server
|Processors||Up to 8 CPUS 2 per System Board, up to 4 System Boards, SPARC64 VII+: Up to 64 Cores|
|CPU Clock Speed||
SPARC64 VII+: 3.0 GHz Quad Core processors, SPARC V9, ECC Protected
|Cache L2||SPARC64 VII+: 11MB Shared Level 2 on Chip Cache per Processor, 64KB I-Cache and 64KB D-Cache Level 1 per Core|
|CPU Memory Units (CMUs)||Four CPUs, 32 DIMMs, XSB 00-0, XSB 01-0, XSB 02-0, and XSB 03-0 in four domains configured as uni-boards
|I/O Units (IOUs)||Four units, allows to create as many as sixteen domains as each quad-XSB contains I/O
|PSB as quad-board in XSBs||Build-in I/O (two disks, HDD#0 and HDD#1) on IOU 0 same in XSB 00-1, XSB 002-0 and XSB 03-0|
|Disk Drives, size||Up to 16 disks, 4 per I/O Unit, 73GB, 146GB, or 300GB SAS Disk Drives supported
|Ethernet||2 × 10/100 XSCF-LAN Ports per XSCFU|
|PCI-X / PCI-Express cages||32 Slots, expandable up to 112 Slots, via optional external I/O Expansion Units|
|Serial and USB ports||1 serial RJ-45 per XSCFU, 1 port per XSCFU that a field engineer can use to download hardware information|
|Tape||1 Optional DAT72 Tape Drive|
|DVD-ROM||1 CD-RW / DVD- RW|
|Fan trays||6 Fans B - 2 x (0,1), Fans A - 4 x (0,1,2,3)|
|Number of PSUs||9 Power Supply Units (PSU) M8000 Base Cabinet|
|Number DC-to-DC Converters||2 (0 and 1)|
|Dimensions [H x W x D]|
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