The 3500-6500 mid range server line uses the 336 MHz UltraSPARC(TM) processor and the 84MHz to 100 MHz interconnect called the Sun Gigaplane(TM) system bus. This server family includes hot-pluggable disk drives, processors, power supplies and cooling. Dynamic Reconfiguration and Alternate Pathing software, which lets you add, remove, or replace system resources while maintaining application availability, is a new feature of these servers. The server family also has CPU power control, a new feature.
The Sun(TM) Enterprise(TM)3500 server, designed to be an entry-level departmental server, is contained in a tower/deskside enclosure. It has five system slots that can be used for either CPU/memory boards or I/O boards and contains up to eight CPUs. It has up to 8 Gbytes of memory, 72.8 GBytes of internal disk storage, and can provide greater than 2 Terabytes of maximum total disk storage. The system also includes one CD-ROM drive and an optional tape drive. It includes disk bays for eight dual-ported FC-AL disk drives.
The Sun Enterprise 4500 server is housed in a tabletop enclosure and has eight system slots providing capacity for up to 14 CPUs. It is designed to be a high end departmental server and has up to 14 Gbytes of memory. The server provides 33.6 Gbytes of interal storage and can provide up to 4 Terabytes of maximum total disk storage. The server also contains one tape drive.
The Sun Enterprise 5500 server, designed to be an entry-level datacenter server, also has eight system slots providing up to 14 CPUs but the enclosure is a 68-inch cabinet. It contains up to 14 Gbytes of memory. It provides up to 509 Gbytes of internal storage and has the capability to provide greater than 6 Terabytes of maximum total disk storage. The server also contains a tape library.
The Sun Enterprise 6500 server, a high-end datacenter server, also is housed in a 68-inch cabinet. It has 16 system slots and can contain up to 30 CPUs and 30 Gbytes of memory. The server provides 382 Gbytes of internal storage and can provide greater than 10 Terabytes of maximum total disk storage. The server also contains a tape library. The system rack provides support for multiple internal disk subsystems and tape options.