Sun Fire

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Sun Fire T2000 (top)
Sun Fire X4200 servers
Sun Fire V40z with 4×AMD Opteron CPU

Sun Fire was a series of server computers introduced in 2001 by Sun Microsystems (since 2010, part of Oracle Corporation). The Sun Fire branding coincided with the introduction of the UltraSPARC III processor, superseding the UltraSPARC II-based Sun Enterprise series. In 2003, Sun broadened the Sun Fire brand, introducing Sun Fire servers using the Intel Xeon processor. In 2004, these early Intel Xeon models were superseded by models powered by AMD Opteron processors. Also in 2004, Sun introduced Sun Fire servers powered by the UltraSPARC IV dual-core processor. In 2007, Sun again introduced Intel Xeon Sun Fire servers, while continuing to offer the AMD Opteron versions as well.

SPARC-based Sun Fire systems were produced until 2010, while x86-64 based machines were marketed until mid-2012. In mid-2012, Oracle Corporation ceased to use the Sun Fire brand for new server models. [1][2]

Operating systems[edit]

UltraSPARC-based Sun Fire models are licensed to run the Solaris operating system versions 8, 9, and 10. Although not officially supported, some Linux versions also available from third parties, as well as OpenBSD.

Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron based Sun Fire servers support Solaris 9 and 10, OpenBSD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 3 - 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2 .

Model nomenclature[edit]

Later Sun Fire model numbers have prefixes indicating the type of system, thus:

  • V: entry level and mid-range rackmount and cabinet servers (UltraSPARC, IA-32 or AMD64)
  • E: high-end enterprise class cabinet servers with high-availability features (UltraSPARC)
  • B: blade servers (UltraSPARC or IA-32)
  • X: rackmount x86-64 based servers
  • T: entry level and mid-range rackmount servers based on UltraSPARC T-series CoolThreads processors

When Sun offered Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron Sun Fire servers under the V-Series sub brand, Sun used an x suffix to denote Intel Xeon processor based systems and a z suffix for AMD Opteron processor based systems, but this convention was later dropped. The z suffix was also used previously to differentiate the V880z Visualization Server variant of the V880 server.

Sun's first-generation blade server platform, the Sun Fire B1600 chassis and associated blade servers, was branded under the Sun Fire server brand. Later Sun blade systems were sold under the Sun Blade brand.

In 2007, Sun, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens introduced the common SPARC Enterprise brand for server products. The first SPARC Enterprise models were the Fujitsu-developed successors to the midrange and high-end Sun Fire E-series. In addition, the Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers were rebranded as the SPARC Enterprise T1000 and T2000 and sold under the Fujitsu brands, although Sun continued to offer these with their original names. Later T-series servers have also been badged SPARC Enterprise rather than Sun Fire.

Since late 2010, Oracle Corporation no longer uses Sun Fire brand for their current T series SPARC servers, and since mid-2012 for new X series x86-64 machines based on Intel Xeon CPUs. x86-64 server models which had been developed by Sun Microsystems before its acquisition, and were still in production, have all been rebranded as Sun Server X-series.

Sun Fire model range[edit]

Some servers were produced in two versions, the original version and a later RoHS version. Since a general maintenance/upgrade guideline is that RoHS components and spares may be installed into the original non-RoHS versions of that server, the end-of-life (EOL) date of a server is deemed the EOL date of the RoHS version of that server in this listing.

UltraSPARC architecture[edit]

Model Codename RU Max processors Processor frequency Max memory Max disk capacity EOL Date
T5120 Huron 1U 1 UltraSPARC T2 1.2, 1.4 GHz 64 GB Up to four 2.5" SAS November 2007
T5140 Maramba 1U 1 UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.2 GHz 128 GB Up to four 2.5" SAS April 2008
T5220 Huron 2U 2 1× UltraSPARC T2 1.2, 1.4 GHz 64 GB Up to eight 2.5" SAS November 2007
T5240 Maramba 2U 2 UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 GHz 256 GB Up to sixteen 2.5" SAS April 2008
T5440 Batoka 4 UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 GHz 256 GB Up to four 2.5" SAS October 2008
280R Littleneck 4 UltraSPARC III/III Cu 750, 900, 1015, 1200 MHz 8 GB Two 3.5" FC-AL Disks January 2005
V100 Flapjack-LiteCD500 1 UltraSPARC IIe/IIi 500 (IIe), 550 (IIi), 650 MHz (IIi) 2 GB (4GB) Two 3.5" IDE Disks March 2006
V120 Flapjack2 plus 1 UltraSPARC IIi 550, 650 MHz 4 GB Two 3.5" SCSI Disks March 2006
V125 1 1× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.0 GHz 8 GB Two 3.5" Ultra160 SCSI Disks April 2008
V210 Enchilada 1U 1 2× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.0, 1.33 GHz 16 GB Two 3.5" Ultra160 SCSI Disks June 2006
V215 Seattle 1U 1 2× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.5 GHz 16 GB Two 2.5" SAS Disks July 2008
V240 Enchilada 2U 2 UltraSPARC IIIi 1.0, 1.28, 1.33, 1.5 GHz 16 GB Four 3.5" Ultra160 SCSI Disks September 2006
V245 Seattle 2U 2 UltraSPARC IIIi 1.5 GHz 16 GB Four 2.5" SAS Disks April 2008
V250 Enchilada 2P Tower 5 (90° tilted) 2× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.06, 1.28 GHz 8 GB Eight 3.5" Ultra160 SCSI Disks September 2005
V440 Chalupa 4 4× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.062, 1.28, 1.593 GHz 32 GB Four 3.5" Ultra320 SCSI Disks September 2007
V445 Boston 4 4× UltraSPARC IIIi 1.593 GHz 32 GB Eight 2.5" SAS Disks April 2008
V480 Cherrystone 5 4× UltraSPARC III Cu 0.9, 1.05, 1.2 GHz 32 GB Two 3.5" FC-AL Disks December 2005
V490 Sebring 5 UltraSPARC IV/IV+ 1.05, 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1 GHz 64 GB Two FC-AL 3.5" January 8, 2009
V880 Daktari 17 8× UltraSPARC III 750, 900, 1050, 1200 MHz 64 GB Twelve 3.5" FC-AL Disks October 2005
V880z Nandi 17 8× UltraSPARC III 750, 900, 1050, 1200 MHz 64 GB Twelve 3.5" FC-AL Disks March 2005
V890 Silverstone 17 8× UltraSPARC IV/IV+ 1.2, 1.35, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1 GHz 128 GB Twelve FC-AL 3.5" January 8, 2009
V1280 Lightweight 8 12 12× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV, IV+ 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV), 1500 MHz (IV+) 192 GB Two 3.5" UltraSCSI Disks April 2008
3800 Serengeti 8 8.5 8× UltraSPARC III Cu 750, 900, 1050, 1200 MHz 64 GB StorEdge D240 Media Tray August 2003
4800 Serengeti 12 17.5 12× UltraSPARC III, III Cu, IV, IV+ 750 (III), 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV), 1500, 1800 MHz (IV+) 192 GB StorEdge D240 Media Tray May 2005
4810 Serengeti 12i 21 12× UltraSPARC III, III Cu, IV, IV+ 750 (III), 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV), 1500, 1800 MHz (IV+) 192 GB StorEdge D240 Media Tray June 2003
6800 Serengeti 24 28 24× UltraSPARC III, III Cu, IV, IV+ 750 (III), 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV), 1500, 1800 MHz (IV+) 384 GB StorEdge D240 Media Tray May 2005
12K StarKitty N/A 52× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV) MHz 288 GB Two SCSI Disks February 2005
15K StarCat N/A 106× UltraSPARC III Cu or 72× UltraSPARC IV 900, 1050, 1200 (III Cu), 1050, 1200, 1350 (IV) MHz 576 GB Two SCSI Disks February 2005
E2900 Amazon 2 12 12× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV or IV+ 0.9, 1.2 (III Cu), 1.05, 1.2, 1.35 (IV), 1.5, 1.8 GHz (IV+) 192 GB Two Ultra320 SCSI 3.5" January 8, 2009
E4900 Amazon 4 17.5 12× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV or IV+ 0.9, 1.05, 1.2 (III Cu), 1.05, 1.2, 1.35 (IV), 1.5, 1.8 GHz (IV+) 192 GB None January 8, 2009
E6900 Amazon 6 28 24× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV or IV+ 0.9, 1.05, 1.2 (III Cu), 1.05, 1.2, 1.35 (IV), 1.5, 1.8 GHz (IV+) 384 GB None January 8, 2009
E20K Amazon 20 N/A 36× UltraSPARC III Cu, IV or IV+ 0.9, 1.05, 1.2 (III Cu, 1.05, 1.2, 1.35 (IV), 1.5, 1.8 GHz (IV+) 576 GB None January 8, 2009
E25K Amazon 25 N/A 72× UltraSPARC IV or IV+ 0.9, 1.05, 1.2 (III Cu, 1.05, 1.2, 1.35 (IV), 1.5, 1.8 GHz (IV+) 1152 GB None January 8, 2009
T1000 Erie 1 UltraSPARC T1 1.0 GHz 32 GB One 3.5" SATA or Two 2.5" SAS January 2010
T2000 Ontario 2 1× UltraSPARC T1 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 GHz 64 GB Up to four 2.5" SAS January 2010

x86/x64 architecture[edit]

Model Codename RU Max processors Processor models Max memory Max disk capacity GA Date - EOL Date
V20z Stinger 1 2× AMD Opteron 246, 244, 248, 250, 252 16 GB 2x SCSI 3.5" Ultra320 November 8, 2007
V40z Stinger 3 4× AMD Opteron 844, 848, 850, 848, 850, 852, 854, 856, 870, 875, 880, 885 64 GB 6x SCSI 3.5" Ultra320 March 30, 2007
V60z / V60x 1 2× Intel Xeon 2.8, 3.06, 3.2 GHz 6 GB 3x SCSI 3.5" Ultra320 January 2005
V65z / V65x 2 2× Intel Xeon 2.8, 3.06, 3.2 GHz 12 GB 6x SCSI 3.5" Ultra320 January 2005
X2100 Aquarius 1 1× AMD Opteron 146, 148, 152, 154, 156, 175, 180 8 GB 2x SATA 3.5" April 2007
X2100 M2 1 1× AMD Opteron 1218, 1214, 1210 8 GB 2x SATA 3.5"
X2200 M2 1 2× AMD Opteron 2218HE, 2222, 2218, 2210, 2220, 2214 64 GB 2x SATA 3.5"
X2250 1 2× Intel Xeon X5482, E5472, X5472, E5462, X5272, X5460, E5405, L5420 32 GB 2x SATA 3.5"
X2270 M2 1 2× Intel Xeon 5600 series 96 GB 4× SATA 3.5" 2010
X4100 1 2× AMD Opteron 248, 252, 254, 256, 275, 280, 285 16 GB 4x SAS 2.5" May 28, 2008
X4100 M2 1 2× AMD Opteron 2220, 2222SE, 2218HE, 2222, 2210, 2218, 2220SE, 2216 32 GB 4x SAS 2.5"
X4140 Dorado 1 2× AMD Opteron 2218 HE, 2222 64 GB 8x SAS 2.5"
X4150 Doradi? 1 2× Intel Xeon 5160, L5310, L5320, E5345, E5355, E5335, E5410, E5440 64 GB 8x SAS 2.5"
X4170 M2 1 2× Intel Xeon 5600 series 144 GB 8× SAS 2.5" 2010
X4200 2 2× AMD Opteron 248, 252, 254, 256, 275, 280, 285 16GB 4x SAS 2.5" May 28, 2008
X4200 M2 2 2× AMD Opteron 2210, 2216, 2218, 2220SE, 2222SE, 2220, 2222, 2218HE 32 GB 4x SAS 2.5"
X4240 2 2× AMD Opteron 2218 HE, 2222, 2224 SE, 2347 HE, 2356 64 GB 8x SAS + 8x SATA 2.5" (up to 16 in total)
X4250 Aries 2 2× Intel Xeon X5482, E5472, X5472, E5462, X5272, X5460, E5405, L5420 64 GB 16x SAS 2.5"
X4270 M2 2 2× Intel Xeon 5600 series 144 GB 12× SATA/SAS 3.5" or 24× SATA/SAS 2.5" 2010
X4275 2 2× Intel Xeon 5500 series 144 GB 12× SATA/SAS 3.5" Aug 2009 - ?
X4440 2 4× AMD Opteron 8218, 8222, 8224 128 GB 8x SAS 2.5" or 6x SATA 2.5"
X4450 Argo 2 4× Intel Xeon E7220, L7345, E7320, E7340, X7350 128 GB 8x SAS 2.5" or 6x SATA 2.5"
X4500 Thumper 4 2× AMD Opteron 285, 290 16 GB 48× SATA 3.5"
X4540 Thor 4 2× AMD K10 128 GB 48× SATA 3.5"
X4470 3 4× Intel Xeon 7500 series 512 GB 6× SATA/SAS 2.5" 2010
X4470 M2 3 4× Intel Xeon E7-4800 series 1024 GB 6× SATA/SAS 2.5" 2011
X4600 4 8× AMD Opteron 856, 885 256 GB; 32x8 GB 4x SAS 2.5" August 8, 2007
X4600 M2 4 8× AMD Opteron 8218, 8220SE, 8220, 8216, 8360SE 512 GB; 64x8 GB 4× SAS 2.5"
X4800 5 8× Intel Xeon 7500 series 1 TB 8× SATA/SAS 2.5" 2010
X4800 M2 5 8× Intel Xeon 8800 series 2 TB 8× SATA/SAS 2.5" 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oracle renames all Sun x86 Server Products". SunHelp.org. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Oracle Aligns x86 Rackmount and Blade Server Naming With Engineered Systems". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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