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New Capacity-On-Demand Uniboards with 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Processors
For Sun Fire E4900-E25K and Sun Fire 4800-15K
November 12, 2007,
Volume 117, Issue 1

...delivers over five times the throughput of UltraSPARC III technology and over two times increased throughput over UltraSPARC IV systems...
 

Just made available this week, new Capacity-On-Demand (COD) Uniboards with 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors. The UltraSPARC IV+ 64-bit chip multithreading (CMT) processor delivers over five times the throughput of UltraSPARC III technology and over two times increased throughput over UltraSPARC IV systems on commercial applications.

These new boards support 16GB or 32GB of memory. The two new 1.95GHz Uniboard configurations available:

  • 4 x 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors with 16GB (16 x 1GB DIMMs)

  • 4 x 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors with 32GB (16 x 2GB DIMMs) Only 16 DIMMs is being offered due to cooling requirements. The midrange and high end systems will not allow these boards to run at 1.95GHz if they are accidentally populated with more that 16 DIMMs. They need to have all Bank 1 DIMMs depopulated or else the 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ will be down clocked to 1.5GHz.

Available as both factory-configured and add-on options, these boards may be used with the current generation of Sun Fire E4900-E25K servers as well as appropriately upgraded previous generations of Sun Fire E4900-E25K servers and Sun Fire 4800-15K servers.

HARDWARE UPGRADES REQUIRED

First and second generation Sun Fire E20K and E25K (-BASE, -BASE-2, and -BASE-2-Z)

  • Power supply upgrade: C-HE-PWR2-KIT-Z

All Sun Fire 12K and 15Ks

  • Power supply upgrade: C-HE-PWR2-KIT-Z
  • Carrier plate upgrade: C-F1XK-USIV-KIT-Z
  • Optional Expander board upgrade: C-HIGHEND-UG-Z (a quantity of two)

E4900 Base Packages Prior to August 15, 2006 and Sun Fire 4800

  • Require upgrade kits: XE4900-USIV+KIT-Z (contains new power supplies, new fan trays and gasket along with business hour installation services)

E6900 Base Packages Prior to August 15, 2006 and Sun Fire 6800

  • Require upgrade kits: XE6900-USIV+KIT-Z (contains new power supplies, gasket and business hour installation services)

Midrange servers require a minimum firmware of 5.20.4 to support the new 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors. High end servers minimum SMS requirement is 1.6 plus patches #123300-05 and #124319-02.

Both COD 2.0 and Temporary Capacity on Demand (T-COD) are supported on the Sun Fire midrange and high end servers with these new 1.95GHz UltraSPARC IV+ COD Uniboards. "

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