Re: More on Sun Starfire

marauder@marauder.randomc.com
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 18:59:59 -0400 (EDT)


ne idea on how much this little wet dream cost
2 million maybe 10 million bucks??????????????

On Sun, 8 Jun 1997, John Falkenthal wrote:

>
> I've had several requests for more info on what a "Sun Starfire" really is:
> briefly, the biggest baddest SMP on the planet...
>
> - 64 UltraSPARC II processors @ 250mhz, 1 or 4mb ecache (moving to 333Mhz)
> - 64 Gigabytes memory
> - crossbar interconnect (something over 10Gbyte/sec sustained bandwidth...
> don't recall the exact figure)
> - runs Solaris 2.5.1 - fully binary compatible with other Sparc/Solaris systems
> - Unique domain/partitioning features, and dynamic reconfiguration capabilty
> (cpu's, memory, and I/O can be added and removed from the system without
> interrupting Solaris). Lots of addition RAS features.
> - I have no idea how many terabytes of storage you can put on it, but
> we've got a system right now with 14 terabytes on it...
>
> Of course, the above is a max configuration. At any given time I have
> several smaller Starfire's contributing DESCHALL.
>
> Starfire is targeted at mission critical database/transaction processing -
> but it can certainly hold its own doing scientific work too...
>
> Sorry for the shameless self-promotion - but its all in the name of DESCHALL.
> (well, mostly)
>
> JF
>