Sun | Sun Fire E2900 Server

The Sun Fire Enterprise 2900 server was introduced in May of 2004 as the replacement for the Sun Fire V1280 server. It gives you a choice of 4-way, 8-way, or 12-way multiprocessing based on boards containing four UltraSPARC III, IV, or IV+ processors using one, two, or three perpendicularly mounted processor boards. As with the Sun Fire V1280, rocessor boards contain four processors of the same speed. However, the E2900 supports mixed-speed CPUs on multiple boards, so the addition of a faster processor board does not necessitate the upgrading of previously installed system boards. Large memory capacity allows high performance through data-in-memory applications. Up to 192 GB memory gives you plenty of flexibility. The server also gives you large and multiple concurrent data access from memory, such as 512 data bits per access, ECC-protected. The Sun Fire E2900 server gives you a host of advanced availability features, including: dynamic reconfiguration of CPU/memory boards, hot CPU upgrades, redundant Sun Fireplane interconnect, redundant network connections, hot-swap disks, smart fans, and 2N redundant hot-swap power supplies.

The Sun Fire E2900 was shipped as a RoHS compliant server starting in July of 2006, and was EOL’d (end-of-lifed) in April of 2009.

It is replaced by both the Enterprise M4000 and the Enterprise M5000.

Small Medium Large
Processor UltraSPARC IV UltraSPARC IV+ UltraSPARC IV+
Clock Speed 1.35 GHz 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cache Per Processor 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB
Memory 16 GB (32 @ 512 MB DIMM) 32 GB (32 @ 1 GB DIMM) 64 GB (32 @ 2 GB DIMM)
10K RPM Ultra-320 disk drive 2 @ 73 GB 2 @ 146 GB
15K RPM Ultra-320 disk drive 2 @ 146 GB
8X DVD-ROM / 24X CD-ROM 1 1 1
10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (copper) ports 2 2 2
10BASE-T/100BASE-T RJ-45 for LOM/System Controller 1 1 1
SCSI Port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port
RS-232/RS-423 asynchronous/synchronous serial port (RJ45) 1 1 1
I/O Slot PCI assembly - 6 PCI slots via three buses, one 3.3V, 32/64-bit, 66MHz slot, Five 5V, 32/64-bit, 33MHz slots PCI+ Assembly - 6 PCI slots via three buses; six 3.3V, 32/64-bit, 66MHz slots PCI-X Assembly - 6 PCI-X slots. 64-bit, 100MHz, 3.3V, (Integrated Ultra-320 SCSI controller)
Power Supply 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC, 1500 WATT 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC, 1500 WATT 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC, 1500/1970 WATT
Physical Specifications 12 rack units 12 rack units 12 rack units
Solar Price $5,525 $10,985 $22,945


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