Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000

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Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000

Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Overview



Processor Specifications
Up to 8 SPARC64 VI Dual core processors
SPARC V9 Architecture, ECC protected
Cache per SPARC64 Level 1: 128 KB D-cache and 128 KB I-cache
Level 2: 5 MB on-chip
Clock speed: 2.15GHz


System Specifications
Up to 4 CPU (CMU), 2 CPUs per board
Main memory Up to 256 GB per domain / system, up to 8 memory boards with maximum 32GB per board using DDR2 4GB memory DIMMs
Up to 10 I/O slots with 8 PCIe slots each and 2 PCI-X (4 PCIe and 1 PCI-X per I/O tray)
Up to 50 PCIe or PCI-X slots with optional External I/O Expansion Unit
High-speed, low-latency interconnect system bus with redundant data, address, and response crossbar interconnect
System Bus bandwidth (Memory) 64GB/s PEAK, 25.2GB/s STREAM
System Bus bandwidth (IO) 16GB/s PEAK
Up to 4 1Gb Ethernet ports (2 1Gb Ethernet ports per I/O tray)
Service Processor for system management
Up to 4 dynamic domains


Storage Specifications
Boot device: Up to 4 internal, 2.5" SAS boot disks
External direct, SAN or NAS attach to Sun StorageTek compatible tape libraries and disk arrays, including Sun StorageTek 3X00, 5X00, 6X00, and 9X00 families

Resource Management

Resource Management
Dynamic Domains, Solaris Resource Manager including Solaris Containers


AC power 100–240 VAC 1-phase (50/60 Hz), 12 amp per power cord, 2-4 power cords
Plug NEMA-L6-20P (U.S.) or IEC 309-IP44 (INTL) IEC 60320 C19 connector.
Receptacle type: IEC 60320 C20
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F), 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating temperature
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) 8% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Up to 3048 m (10,000 ft.)


CSA/UL-60950, EN60950, IEC950 CB Scheme with all national deviations
EN55022/CISPR22 Class A, FCC CFR47 Part 15 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
EN55024, EN61000-4-2, -4-3. -4-5. -4-6, -4-8 & -4/11
Regulatory Markings
Other Marks
WEEE and Chinese RoHS


Key RAS Features
End-to-end ECC protection
Guaranteed data path integrity
Automatic recovery
Auto-reconfiguration after reboot
Blacklist of failed field replacement units (FRUs)
Blacklist of failed ASIC's
Reconfiguration and recovery of centerplane with an ASIC failure
Instruction retry
Processor SRAM and register protection
ECC and and extended protection for memory
Memory mirroring
Predictive self-healing
Full hardware redundancy
Fault-isolated Dynamic Domains
Dynamic Reconfiguration
Auto Diagnosis and Recovery
Proactive self-diagnostics
Hot-swap of memory processors power cooling and I/O
Online upgrades (add new resources while system is operational)
Concurrent maintenance (service while system is operational)
Redundant network connections
Redundant storage connections
Hardened operating system kernel
Live operating system upgrades
Journaled file system
Hardened I/O drivers
CPU off-lining
Memory page retirement
Cluster support

Dimensions and Weight

44.02 cm (17.33 in.)
44 cm (17.48 in.)
81 cm (31.9 in.)
125 kg (275 lb.)


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 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

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