Sun Fire Memory

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Sun Fire was first introduced with the then newly produced UltraSPARC III processor that superseded the UltraSPARC II used in the Sun Enterprise server series. By 2004 Sun had gone a step further by introducing Intel Xeon processor based Sun Fire servers that were powered by AMD Opteron processors. Sun then followed them with the UltraSPARC IV dual-core processor powered Sun Fire servers. It was not until 2007 when Sun introduced Independent Intel Xeon Sun Fire servers while still continued to provide the AMD Opteron models.

UltraSPARC based Sun Fire server series are authorized to run UNIX’s Solaris operating system (8, 9, 10) they support other Linux versions and FreeBSD. On the other hand the AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon based Sun Fire servers back Solaris 9 and 10 , OpenBSD, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Linux Enterprise Server 10 & 11 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux from versions 3 to 6.

After dropping the x and z suffix that were given to the Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors respectively, later Sun model names/numbers utilize prefixes according to their system types. The Prefixes include;

    • V: V is the prefix for entry level and mid-range servers that are rack-mount featuring UltraSPARC, AMD64 or IA-32 processors.
    • T: T is also for mid-range and entry-level rack-mount servers but those based on the UltraSPARC T-Series
    • X: This is for the x86-64 based rack-mount servers.
    • B: The B prefix is for Blade servers with either UltraSPARC or IA-32.
    • E: The E prefix is for high-end enterprise cabinet servers using UltraSPARC and with high availability and reliability features.

The popular Sun Fire B1600 blade server was later distributed via the ‘Sun Blade’ brand. Also, in 2007 when Fujitsu together with Fujitsu Siemens came up with the SPARC Enterprise, the Sun Fire T1000 and the Sun Fire T2000 were rebranded to SPARC Enterprise T2000 and T1000.

After Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010, use of the Sun Fire brand for the T-series SPARC servers was stopped by Oracle and all the Intel Xeon based x86-64 machines that were still under the production process when Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems have be rebranded Sun Server X –series. Some of these are:

  • Sun Server X2-4: These are enterprise-class servers formerly known as the Sun Fire X4470 M2. With only 3 rack units they are power efficient and are ideal for mixed workloads.
  • Sun Server X2-8: The Sun Server X2-8 was formerly known as the Sun Fire X4800 M2. Powered by up to eight Intel Xeon E7-8800 processors, the Sun server X2-8 offers industry leading performance and serviceability.
  • Sun Server X3-2: Formerly known as the Sun Fire X4170 M3 server, they are an enterprise class. Delivers flexibility with four PCIe 3.0 expansion slots and 10 GbE onboard ports.
  • Sun Server X3-2L: Ideal for clustered database and virtualized business applications, the X30-2L was formerly known as the Sun Fire X4270 M3 server. They offer the highest application performance and power savings in the series.
  • Sun Blade X3-2B: Formerly known as the Sun Blade X6270 M3 server, the Sun Blade X3-2B is regarded as the best 2-socket blade for building enterprise cloud infrastructures. It holds up to 24 DIMM slots and 384 GM memory capacity.
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