Sun Fire V880z Server

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Sun Fire V880z Server

Sun Fire V880z Server Overview


Processor Options

1.2-GHz UltraSPARC III processor
Cache per processor
Primary: 64 KB data and 32 KB instruction on chip Secondary: 8 MB external
Processor modules
1-4 dual-processor/memory modules

Main Memory

Up to 48 GB with six UltraSPARC processors and a single Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerator installed
Up to 32 GB with four UltraSPARC processors and dual Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerators installed

Standard Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100-BaseT Ethernet ports
FC-AL disk controller
Two RS-232C/RS-423 serial ports (DB25) via splitter cable
Two USB ports
Nine full-sized, hot-swappable PCI slots compliant with PCI specification Revision 2.1:

Two at 66 MHz, 64 bits wide, 3.3 volts
Seven at 33 MHz, 64 bits wide, 5 volts

Mass Storage

Host adapters
Internal SCSI to support the internal DVD and two optional removable media devices

Up to nine PCI-to-dual FC-AL adapters or PCI-to-Ultra SCSI adapters
Internal tape
Optional 12 GB DDS-3 or 20 GB DDS-4 single drive
Internal disk
Up to twelve 3.5-in. x 1.0-in. 10,000 RPM FC-AL disks, 73 GB capacity

Console Options

Optional Sun monitors from 1995 onward (17-, FP18-, 19-, 20-, 21-, and 24-inch)
Frame buffer
Up to two Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerators
Keyboard and mouse
USB keyboard and mouse
PCI options
One 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet port, FC-AL, Sun Quad FastEthernet, token ring, ATM-155, ATM-622, SONET network interface, SSL accelerator, high-speed serial, Ultra SCSI with 10/100-MBps Ethernet, dual-channel single-ended UltraSCSI, dual-channel differential UltraSCSI, combination dual Fast Ethernet, and dual SCSI

Power Requirements

Sun Fire V880z system:

100 - 240 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, 1.48 KVA

14.8 A/power cord at 100VAC
12.3 A/power cord at 120VAC
6.15 A/power cord at 240VAC
Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerator:

Maximum power: 315 W
Normal operation: 238.12 W


AC power
100 - 240 VAC, 47 - 63 HZ, 1.48 KVA
Operating temperature
5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F), 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing, 27° C max. wet bulb
Non operating temperature
-20° C to 60 C (-4° F to 140° F), 5% to 93% relative humidity, noncondensing


Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
UL 60950, CSA C22.2 EN 60950 (from UL), TUV 60950, UL CD scheme IEC 950 (CE mark), GOST
RFI/EMI FCC Immunity
Class A: Australia/New Zealand AS/NZ 3548
Industry Canada ICES-003
European Community EN55022/CISPR22
Japan VCCI
Taiwan CNS 13438
US DHHS 21 CFR Subchapter J, PTB German X-ray Decree (for monitors)
Regulatory Markings

Dimensions and Weight

Sun Fire Visualization server:
714 mm (28.1 in.) with casters
700 mm (27.6 in.) without casters
480 mm (18.9 in.)
826 mm (32.9 in.)
88.1 kg (194.0 lb.) (minimum, approximate)
135.6 kg (299.0 lb.) (maximum, approximate)
Rack-mount enclosure
Fits into 19-, 23-, 24-in., and 600 mm standard racks
Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerator:
8.3 cm (8.2 in.)
9.1 cm (1.8 in.)
20.3 cm (19.4 in.)

Graphics Accelerator

The Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerator features:

Up to two Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerators per Sun Fire V880z visualization server
144 MB of frame buffer memory
1 GB (4 x 256 MB) of texture memory
Anti-aliasing through dedicated, 5 x 5 programmable radial filter chips
Maximum 3-D resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 75 Hz with 4 samples/pixel or 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz with 8 samples/pixel
Maximum 3-D stereo resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 112 Hz with 4 samples/pixel
Multidisplay capability at dual 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz with 4 samples/pixel or dual 1280 x 1024 @ 112 Hz (non-aliased stereo)
Dynamic video resizing for guaranteed frame rates
S-video output for recording entire displays in NTSC/PAL format
Framelock for synchronizing multiple displays
Genlock for synchronizing to an external video source or for synchronizing buffer swaps between multiple graphic frame buffers
Support for two asynchronous video streams using dual 13W3 video output with 10-bit per color channel
Adjustable gamma correction (12-bit in and 10-bit out and one 3 x 1024 x 10-bit adjustable gamma correction table for each video stream)
Multiple hardware color maps (four 3 x 256 x 10-bit color maps for each video stream)


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun Fire V880z 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 V880z 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.

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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 V880z Server.

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Finance & Leasing Options

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Wire Transfer

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