With its integrated rack-mounted storage, Sun Enterprise™ 5500 server packs more internal capacity into a space-saving design to maximize space in data center environments. The balanced system design is built around Sun's high-performance Gigaplane™ technology and delivers tremendous throughput for compute- and I/O-intensive databases, decision support and business applications. The Sun Enterprise 5500 server increases system availability through its resilient design, Dynamic Reconfiguration and Alternate Pathing, system recovery, and proactive hardware failure prediction. System management is simplified by Sun™ Management Center software's easy-to-use interface and management controls.


Number of processors 8 UltraSPARC II at 400 MHz
Architecture Superscalar SPARC™ Version 9,
Cache per processor Primary: 16 KB instruction, and 16 KB data on chip
Secondary: 4 MB external cache
System Interconnect Gigaplane™ 2.68 GB/second (at 84 MHz),
3.2 GB/second (at 100 MHz)
CPU/Memory board Eight 400 MHz/8 MB UltraSparc Modules
SBus I/O board Two with two SBus channels, three Sbus slots,
SunFastEthernet™ Fast/Wide
SCSI-2, two FC-AL sockets
Main Memory 8 GB
Serial interface Two RS-232/423 ports on clock board
Sbus interface 64-bit data bus width, 25 MHz
Ethernet interface 10/100 MB/second twisted pair standard
(10-BaseT and 100-BaseT)
SCSI On-board 20 MB/second Fast/Wide
SCSI-2 (synchronous) per I/O board
Fibre channel Two on-board sockets (100 MB/second Full duplex) per Sbus
Internal disks Four 18 GB 10K RPM hot-swap-drives
External storage Twelve 18 GB 10K RPM drives
Operating System Solaris 8

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