Sun SPARC Enterprise 4500

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Sun SPARC Enterprise 4500

Sun SPARC Enterprise 4500 Overview



Number of processors
One to 14
Superscalar SPARC Version 9, UltraSPARC
Cache per processor
Primary: 16-KB instruction, and 16-KB data on chip
Secondary: 4 or 8 MB external cache
CPU interface
One to 14, 128-bit Ultra Port Architecture (UPA) slots
System Interconnect
Gigaplane, 2.68 GB/sec (at 84 MHz), 3.2 GB/sec (at 100 MHz)

System Boards

Number of boards
Maximum of eight boards per system; minimum configuration requires one CPU/Memory board and one I/O board
CPU/Memory Boards
Holds up to two processors and 16 memory DIMMs
SBus I/O board
Offers two SBus channels, three SBus slots, SunFastEthernet, Fast/Wide SCSI-2, two FC-AL sockets
Graphics I/O board
Offers one SBus channel, two SBus slots, one UPA slot for Creator3D graphics, SunFastEthernet, Fast/Wide SCSI-2, two FC-AL sockets
PCI I/O board
Offers four PCI channels, two (short) PCI slots, SunFastEthernet, Fast/Wide SCSI-2
Main Memory
1-GB to 28-GB memory capacity per system. Memory expansion options: 1-GB and 2-GB memory (each a group of 8 DIMMs

Standard Interfaces

Two RS-232/423 ports on clock board
64-bit data bus width, 25 MHz
64-bit data bus width, 66 MHz
Keyboard and mouse port
One each per system
10/100 MB/sec twisted pair standard, (10-BaseT and 100-BaseT) and/or MII transceiver per I/O board
On-board 20-MB/sec Fast/Wide SCSI-2 (synchronous) per I/O board
Fibre channel
Two on-board sockets (100 MB/sec full duplex) per SBus and Graphics I/O boards

Mass Storage and Media

Internal disk
Up to four 36.4-GB disk boards, each with two SCSI disk drives. In addition, the rack version supports more than 2-TB of storage in the system cabinet.
Internal tape
8mm and 4mm tape options available
DVD 10 drive standard (capable of reading CD-ROM media only)
External storage
Supports over 20-TB of storage

Console Options

17- to 24-in color monitors
Frame Buffer
PGX32, Elite3D, and Creator3D frame buffer
SBus options
SunFastEthernet, SunATM 155 and 622, Sun Quad FastEthernet, Differential Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI-2 (DWIS/S), Single-Ended Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI-2 (SWIS/S), High-Speed Serial Interface (HSI/S), Token Ring Interface (TRI/S), Single- and Dual-Attach FDDI, Serial Parallel Controller (SPC/S), 100BaseT Fast/Wide SCSI, ISDN, Fast Differential SCSI-2 Buffered Ethernet (DSBE/S), Fast SCSI-2 Buffered Ethernet (FSBE/S), Sun Gigabit Ethernet, FC-AL, Ultra Differential Fast/Wide Intelligent SCSI
PCI options
10/100BaseT Fast/Wide UltraSCSI, 10/100BaseT FastEthernet, Quad FastEthernet, Single- and Dual-Attach FDDI, Token Ring, High Speed Serial Interface, Serial Asynchronous Interface, Gigabit Ethernet Network, SunATM 155 and 622, High Performance Interface Board (HIPPI/I)
Power Supplies
One 184-watt Peripheral Power Supply standard. Up to four hot swappable 300-watt Power Cooling Modules (PCM) with redundant, dual-speed fans. One PCM required per two systems boards. Fully-redundant power and cooling available on this system.
Availability features
Automatic System Recovery
Dynamic Reconfiguration
Alternate Pathing
CPU Power Control
Redundant Power and Cooling
Hot-swap Power/Cooling Modules
Hardware Failure Prediction
Remote Power Control
Modular components
and more...


AC power
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 12A
5° C to 40° C (41° F to 104° F) 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
-20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F) 5% to 93% relative humidity, noncondensing


Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
UL 1950, CSA 950, TUV EN60950, CB Scheme (Nordic Deviation)
FCC Class A, DOC Class A, EN55022 Class A, VCCI Class 1

Dimensions and Weight: Tabletop

34 cm (13.5 in.)
50 cm (19.7 in.)
56 cm (22 in.)
68 kg (150 lb.) approximate
Power cord
1.83 m (6 ft.)

Dimensions and Weight: Rack Version

187 cm (73.5 in.)
61 cm (24 in.)
93 cm (36.5 in.)
227 kg (500 lb.) approximate
Power cord
4.6 m (15 ft.)


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Shipping Policy

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Net Terms

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