Sun | Sun Blade 2500 Red Workstation

Introduced in September of 2003 as the unofficial replacement for the Sun Blade 2000, the Sun Blade 2500 workstation uses one or two of the 1.28GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processors and offers high-performance 64-bit computing.

The Sun Blade 2500 Red workstation is equipped with a rich set of workstation features, including support for 8 GB of DDR memory, up to two internal 36GB or 73GB Ultra-320 SCSI hard drives (operating at Ultra 160 spec), five PCI slots, and support for high-performance graphics such as the Sun XVR-100, Sun XVR-500, Sun XVR-600, and Sun XVR-1200 graphics accelerators. The Sun Blade 2500 Red workstation also offers built-in USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394a FireWire ports and on-board Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Base-T).

The Sun Blade 2500 Red workstation was replaced by the Sun Blade 2500 Silver workstation in February of 2005 and EOL'd (end-of-lifed) in August of 2005. The Sun Blade 2500 Red workstation remains popular because it was part of the last generation of Sun workstations that are capable of running Solaris 8.

Processor: Up to two 1.28-GHz or 1.6-GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor
Cache: 1 MB Level 2 integrated on die
Main memory: Up to 16 GB of registered DDR PC2100 ECC memory: 4 DIMM slots supporting 256-MB, 512-MB, 1-GB, and 2-GB DIMMs (memory DIMM installation required in pairs)
Disk drives: Up to two 146-GB, 10K RPM, Ultra SCSI internal hard drives
Network: 10/100/1000-Mbps (Gigabit) Base-T Ethernet port
I/O: Three USB 2.0 ports, four USB 1.1/1.0 ports, two 1394a (Firewire) ports
Serial: Two RS-232C/RS-423 (DB-9) ports
Parallel: One D-Sub 9-pin connector, IEEE 1284 (bidirectional)
Audio I/O: One line in, one line out
One microphone in, one speaker out
Expansion bus: Five full length PCI slots:
one at 64-bit/66 MHz
two at 64-bit/33 MHz
two at 32-bit/33 MHz
Graphics: The Sun Blade 2500 workstation supports up to three Sun XVR-100, XVR-500 or XVR-600 graphics accelerators, or up to two Sun XVR-1200 graphics accelerators
Small Medium Large
UltraSPARC IIIi Processor 1 @ 1.28 GHz 2 @ 1.28 GHz 2 @ 1.28 GHz
On-Chip L2 Cache 1 MB 1 MB 1 MB
Graphics Accelerator Sun XVR-100 Sun XVR-600 Sun XVR-600
Memory 2 Gb (4 @ 512 Mb DIMMs) 4 Gb (4 @ 1 Gb DIMMs) 8 Gb (8 @ 1 Gb DIMMs)
10000 RPM Ultra 3 SCSI Disk Drive 1 @ 73GB 2 @ 73GB 2 @ 73GB
Ethernet Port 1 @ 10/100/1000 BaseT 1 @ 10/100/1000 BaseT 1 @ 10/100/1000 BaseT
USB Port 7 7 7
IEEE 1394 Port 2 2 2
Parallel Port 1 1 1
Serial Port 2 2 2
PCI Slot 5 5 5
16x DVD-ROM Drive 1 1 1
Smart Card Reader 1 1 1
Solar Price $855 $1,080 $1,160


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