Sun is now offering a new entry-level Sun BladeTM 1000 Workstation
with the SunPCiTM IIpro Co-processor Card installed. The
configuration includes two 750-MHz CPUs, 1 GB RAM, SunTM
Expert3D-lite graphics card, 36-GB disk and the SunPCi IIpro card. The
SunPCi IIpro Card includes a 733 MHz Celeron Processor, 128 MB memory,
24bit graphics, USB port, Serial and Parallel port.
The Sun Blade 1000 Workstation with the SunPCi IIpro co-processor card
combination can increase productivity by running the SolarisTM
Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and PC applications in one box while
sharing files, data, and system resources between the two
environments. The Sun Blade 1000 Workstation can support up to four
SunPCi IIpro cards. Sun Blade 1000 Workstation customers can choose to
purchase this configuration with the SunPCi IIpro Co-processor card
Applications that run under WinNT/Server, Win2k Server, WinME, Windows
98SE, WindowsNT Workstation 4.0 and Windows 2000 Professional Edition
are compatible with the SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card. Sun includes
the latest version of Microsoft Office in its test matrix.
The SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card now physically fits into a single PCI
slot inside the workstation. When the second PCI backplate is not
installed, all half-length PCI cards and most full-length Sun NICs,
graphics and host bus adapter PCI cards will fit adjacent to the
SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card.
Two full size 32-bit or 64-bit PCI slots are required for full
installation. If installed, the serial/parallel port second PCI
backplate (included with the SunPCi II) will obstruct access to the
adjacent PCI slot.
The SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card ships with one 128-MB SODIMM and one
available SODIMM slot. The SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card supports up
to 1-GB of RAM by utilizing available upgrades.
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