Sun | Sun Fire V1280 Server

Introduced in March of 2003 as the replacement for the Sun Fire 3800 server, Sun Fire V1280 server gives you a choice of 4-way, 8-way, or 12-way multiprocessing based on boards containing four UltraSPARC III Cu processors and memory, using one, two, or three perpendicularly mounted processor boards. Processor boards contain four processors of the same speed. However, the V1280 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 96 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 V1280 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 V1280 was shipped as a RoHS compliant server starting in July of 2006, and was EOL’d (end-of-lifed) in October of 2007.

It was replaced by the Sun Fire E2900.

Small Medium Large
Processor UltraSPARC III UltraSPARC III UltraSPARC III
Clock Speed 900 MHZ 1200 MHZ 1200 MHZ
Number of Processors 4 8 12
Cache Per Processor 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB
Memory 8 GB (32 @ 256 MB) 16 GB (64 @ 256 MB) 48 GB (96 @ 512 MB)
10K RPM Ultra-320 disk drive 2 @ 36 GB 2 @ 73 GB 2 @ 146 GB
8X DVD-ROM / 24X CD-ROM 1 1 1
Ethernet Port Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (copper) ports Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (copper) ports Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (copper) ports
SCSI Port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port One Ultra3 SCSI 68-pin SCSI port
I/O Slot Six open 7 in., 64 bit PCI slots: 1 @ 66MHz, 5 @ 33MHz Six open 7 in., 64 bit PCI slots: 1 @ 66MHz, 5 @ 33MHz Six open 7 in., 64 bit PCI slots: 1 @ 66MHz, 5 @ 33MHz
Power Supply 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC 4 (2N) @ 200-240 V AC
Physical Specifications 12 rack units 12 rack units 12 rack units
Solar Price $4,705 $6,115 $7,105


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