Sun Fire E2900 Server

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Sun Fire E2900 Server

Sun Fire E2900 Server Overview


Processor Options

Combine up to twelve 1.95 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors and/or 1.8 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ and/or 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors and/or 1.35 GHz UltraSPARC IV processors
Superscalar SPARC V9, ECC protected
Cache per UltraSPARC IV+ processor
Level 1: 64 KB data and 64 KB instruction per pipeline
Level 2: 2 MB on-chip
Level 3: 32 MB external


Processor/memory boards
Up to three CPU/memory boards*, with four processors each, and up to 64 GB per board; maximum 12 processors per server

*The Sun Fire E2900 server CPU/memory board is common, and therefore interchangeable, with the Sun Fire V1280 server. However, these boards are not identical to and thus not inter-changeable with the Sun Fire E4900–E25K server Uniboard technology.
Main Memory
Up to 192 GB per system
Six short PCI-X slots (64-bit 100 MHz,3.3V)
One integrated Ultra-320 SCSI (one internal and one external port)
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with another two on a separate grid
System interconnect
9.6-GB/sec. Sun Fireplane interconnect. System bus with redundant data, address and response crossbar interconnect
System bandwidth
9.6-GB/sec. sustained bandwidth, 31.2-GB/sec. aggregate bandwidth


Two 146-GB 15K rpm Ultra3-SCSI internal disks
DVD-ROM internal drive
Tape drive (optional)
External compatibility
Direct attach to Sun StorageTek tape libraries and disk arrays, including: Sun StorageTek 3000, 6000, and 9000 families, providing excellent linear scalability x

Resource Management

Solaris Resource Manager, Solaris Bandwidth Manager


AC power
200-240V single phase AC, 47-63 Hz, with two 11/13 Amp circuits redundant with another two on a separate grid
22° C (72° F) at 45% non condensing humidity
5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F) at 10% to 80% non condensing humidity
Up to 3,048 m (10,000 ft.)
Up to 2,134 m (7,000 ft.) for 1.8GHz and 1.95 GHz UltraSPARC IV+

Dimensions and Weight

52.7 cm (20.75 in.)12RU
44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
55.8 cm (22.0 in.) excluding cable arm
110-132 kg (240-290 lb.)
Rackmount enclosure
All Sun racks and most third-party 24-in. (600 mm) and deeper racks, two per 4-post rack, one per 2-post rack


Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
UL 60950, third-edition USA CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00, Canada EN 60950, third-edition, Europe S Mark, Argentina Gost-R, Russia CB Scheme with all national deviations
EN55022 Class A, Europe EN6100-3-2 / 3-3, Europe FCC Class A, USA ICES-003 Class A, Canada VCCI Class A, Japan CNS-13438, (BSMI-Taiwan) AS/NZ 3548 (C-tick), Australia Gost-R, Russia
All European requirements EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000- 4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11, and EN300-386
Regulatory markings
CE, FCC, ICES-003, C-tick, VCCI, Gost-R, BSMI, UL/cUL/S Mark, TUV-GS, MIC, RoHS

Key RAS Features

Key RAS Features
Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) of processor/memory boards, hot CPU upgrades, redundant Sun Fireplane interconnect, redundant network connections, hot-swap disks, smart fans, 2N redundant hot-swap power supplies, Auto Diagnosis & Recovery, hardened operating system kernel, hardened I/O drivers, Systems Configuration Card, proactive self diagnostics, end-to-end data integrity including ECC, CPU off-lining, memory page retirement, after-kernel hot patching, and cluster support.

Remote Services

Remote Services
SRS Net Connect


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun Fire E2900 Server is tested rigorously and in perfect working condition. To back it up, we carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our used and refurbished gear, in addition to one of the industries best warranties.

Shipping Policy

We stock all of our products. Items are fully tested and professionally packaged to ensure functionality on arrival.

The Sun Fire E2900 Server will ship the same day if the order is received with sufficient testing and packaging time.

*Alaska and Hawaii customers, please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fedex. Next Day and expedited shipping services are available. Please contact us for a quote to upgrade shipping.

We can also ship via UPS or FedEx on your account number. Other freight and carrier services are available, please contact us at to make arrangements.

Pickup & Delivery

Local customers may also arrange for pickup or delivery of items.

Net Terms

Approved Educational, Government, and Corporate customers may submit a purchase order to purchase the Sun Fire E2900 Server.

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Finance & Leasing Options

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Credit Card

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Wire Transfer

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