The SPARCcenter 2000 and the SPARCcenter 2000E systems, which were introduced in 1992, provide the computing solution for a company. As such, the SPARCcenter 2000 system and the SPARCcenter 2000E system are multifunctional network NFS file servers. They support less than 500 NFS clients and have the flexibility required for dedicated or multifunctional application environments.
The SPARCcenter 2000 system and the SPARCcenter 2000E system provide scalability and extensive expansion in these areas:
CPU processor power
They meet the following requirements:
High capacity I/O requirements of corporate data centers
Computationally intensive demands of other organizations
The heart of the SPARCcenter 2000 system or the SPARCcenter 2000E system is a high-speed packet-switched bus complex that provides very high data transfer bandwidth. The backplane supports two distinct XDBuses operating in parallel.
The SPARCcenter 2000 system or the SPARCcenter 2000E system use up to twenty SuperSPARCTM modules in a shared-memory symmetric multiprocessing configuration, meeting most performance needs. You can expand or upgrade the processing capability by adding SuperSPARC modules.
Main memory is configured in multiple logical units that are installed in the bus complex.
The I/O is expandable. For example, you can configure up to 40 SBus slots on 10 independent buses. The large I/O capacity and configurability makes the SPARCcenter 2000 system or the SPARCcenter 2000E system suitable for very large applications.
The system monitor for this server is Solstice SyMON.
The SPARCserver 1000 and the SPARCserver 1000E systems have the following features:
Up to four system boards can be installed
Up to eight SuperSPARC processors (two per system board) can be installed
Up to 2 Gbytes of main memory (using 32 Mbyte SIMMs) can be installed
Up to 16.8 Gbytes of internal storage
50 MHz system clock speed in the SPARCserver 1000E system (40 MHz in the SPARCserver 1000 system)
25 MHz SBus speed in the SPARCserver 1000E system (20 MHz in the SPARCserver 1000 system)
When connected to 12 SPARCstorage Array subsystems, the SPARCserver 1000 or 1000E systems provide up to 756 Gbytes of external storage
Up to 12 SBus slots
Onboard SCSI-2 port and twisted pair Ethernet on each system board
Internal 5 Gbyte 4mm tape drive (or 10 Gbyte 8mm tape drive)
Internal CD-ROM drive
NVRAM-NVSIMM Prestoserve NFS accelerator (optional)