Sun-3

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A Sun 3/60 workstation with disk and tape

Sun-3 is a series of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched on September 9, 1985.[1] The Sun-3 series are VMEbus-based systems similar to some of the earlier Sun-2 series, but using the Motorola 68020 microprocessor, in combination with the Motorola 68881 floating-point co-processor (optional on the Sun 3/50) and a proprietary Sun MMU. Sun-3 systems were supported in SunOS versions 3.0 to 4.1.1_U1 and also have current support in NetBSD and Linux.[2]

Sun-3 models[edit]

Models are listed in approximately chronological order.

Model Codename CPU board CPU MHz Max. RAM Chassis
3/75 Carrera Sun 3004 16.67 MHz 8 MB 2-slot VME (desktop)
3/140 Carrera Sun 3004 16.67 MHz 16 MB 3-slot VME (desktop/side)
3/160 Carrera Sun 3004 16.67 MHz 16 MB 12-slot VME (deskside)
3/180 Carrera Sun 3004 16.67 MHz 16 MB 12-slot VME (rackmount)
3/150 Carrera Sun 3004 16.67 MHz 16 MB 6-slot VME (deskside)
3/50 Model 25 - 15.7 MHz 4 MB "wide Pizza-box" desktop
3/110 Prism - 16.67 MHz 12 MB 3-slot VME (desktop/side)
3/260 Sirius Sun 3200 25 MHz (CPU), 20 MHz (FPU) 32 MB 12-slot VME (deskside)
3/280 Sirius Sun 3200 25 MHz (CPU), 20 MHz (FPU) 32 MB 12-slot VME (rackmount)
3/60 Ferrari - 20 MHz 24 MB "wide Pizza-box" desktop
3/E Polaris Sun 3/E 20 MHz 16 MB none (6U VME board)

(Max. RAM sizes may be greater when third-party memory board were used).

Sun-3x[edit]

A Sun 3/80 workstation

In 1989, coincident with the launch of the SPARCstation 1, Sun launched three new Sun-3 models, the 3/80, 3/470 and 3/480. Unlike previous Sun-3s, these use a Motorola 68030 processor, 68882 floating-point unit, and the 68030's integral MMU. This 68030-based architecture is called Sun-3x.

Model Codename CPU board CPU MHz Max. RAM Chassis
3/80 Hydra - 20 MHz 16, 40 or 64 MB "Pizza-box" desktop
3/460 Pegasus Sun 3400 33 MHz 128 MB 12-slot VME (deskside, older design)
3/470 Pegasus Sun 3400 33 MHz 128 MB 12-slot VME (deskside, newer design )
3/480 Pegasus Sun 3400 33 MHz 128 MB 12-slot VME (rackmount)

Sun 3/260s upgraded with Sun 3400 CPU boards are known as Sun 3/460s.

See also[edit]

Sun timeline[edit]

Sun Blade Sun Fire Sun Fire Sun Enterprise Sun Ultra Enterprise Sun Ultra series Sun Ultra series Sun Ultra series Sun Ultra series Sun Blade (workstation) Sun Java Workstation Sun Ultra series SPARCstation Sun-3 Sun-2 Sun-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Sun Workstations Lead Industry In System Performance, Press Release, Jackie Rae/Lorrie Duval, Sun Microsystems
  2. ^ Linux/sun3 This page contains some pointers and references to getting Linux running properly on the Sun 3/xx line of workstations/servers.

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