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Sun Enterprise[tm]6500 Server

Sun E6500

Processors | Main Memory | Standard Interfaces | Internal Mass Storage | Power Supplies
Environment | Regulations | Dimensions and Weight | Clearance and Service Access | Rack Mounting


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Architecture: 167MHZ UltraSPARC[tm]; 250MHz, 336 MHz, 400 MHz, or 464 MHz UltraSPARC II
X2580A - 400MHz / 8MB Cache Processor
X2590A - 466MHz / 464MHz / 8MB Cache Processor
X2500A - 167MHz .5MB Cache Processor
X2510A - 167MHz 1MB Cache Processor
X2530A - 250MHz / 1MB Cache Processor
X2550A - 250MHz / 4MB Cache Processor
X2560A - 336MHz / 4MB Cache Processor

Cache per processor: Primary: 16-KB instruction, and 16-KB data on chip
Secondary: Up to 8 MB external cache

CPU interface: One to 30, 128-bit UltraTM Port Architecture (UPA) slots

System interconnect: GigaplaneTM, 2.68 GB/sec (at 84 MHz)

System Boards

Number of boards: Maximum of sixteen boards per system (fifteen CPU/Memory boards, one I/O board)

Minimum configuration requires one CPU/Memory board and one I/O board

CPU/Memory board: Holds up to two processors and 16 memory SIMMs

SBus I/O board: Offers two SBus channels, three SBus slots, SunFastEthernet, Fast/Wide SCSI-2, two FC-AL sockets
X2610A - SBus I/O Board
X2611A - SBus I/O Board with SOC+
X2612A - SBus I/O Board with SOC+

Graphics I/O board: Offers one SBus channel, two SBus slots, one UPA slot for Creator3D graphics, SunFastEthernet, Fast/Wide SCSI-2, two FC-AL sockets
X2620A - Graphics I/O Board
X2622A - Graphics I/O Board with SOC+

PCI I/O board: Offers four PCI channels, two (short) PCI slots, SunFastEthernet, fast/wide SCSI-2
X2630A - PCI I/O Board
X2632A - PCI I/O Board
501-4128 - PCI I/O Riser Board (3.3V)
501-4169 - PCI I/O Riser Board (5V)


Main Memory

64-MB to 4-GB memory capacity per CPU/Memory board

Up to 2-GB memory expansion options (each a group of 8 SIMMs)
X7023A - 1GB Memory kit EXX00 (8 x 128MB)
X6738A - 32MB Fast Write Cache
X7021A - 64 MB (8 × 8MB DIMMs)
X7022A - 256MB Memory kit EXX00 (8 x 32MB)
X7026A - 2GB Memory kit EXX00 (8 x 256MB)

Note: Sun Enterprise 6500 systems running Solaris Operating Environment 2.5.1 limited to 56-GB memory capacity

Standard Interfaces

Ethernet: One ethernet/fast ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-T) twisted-pair standard connector ( RJ-45)
One MII for external transceiver connection (available only on SBus and Graphics I/O boards)
X1033A - Sun FastEthernet PCI Adapter (FE/P) 2.0
X1034A - Quad FastEthernet PCI (QFE/P)
X1042A - Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus (SQFE/S) 1.0
X1044A - Gigabit Ethernet PCI (GBE/P) 1.0
X1045A - Gigabit Ethernet SBus (GBE/S) 1.0
X1049A - Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus (SQFE/S) 2.0
X1056A - SunFastEthernet 1.0 Adapter
X1058A - SBus Quad Ethernet Controller (SQEC/S)
X1059A - SunFastEthernet Adapter 2.0 (Colossus Lite)
X1140A - Gigabit Ethernet SBus (GBE/S) 2.0
X1141A - Gigabit Ethernet PCI (GBE/P) 2.0
X1150A - Sun GigaSwift Ethernet UTP (Copper)
X1151A - Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF (Fiber)
X3150A - Sun GigaSwift Ethernet UTP (Copper)
X3151A - Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF (Fiber)

FC-AL: Two on-board sockets for GBIC modules (100 MB/sec, full duplex) supporting Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) (available only on SBus and Graphics I/O boards)

Keyboard and mouse: One standard keyboard/mouse port ( mini DIN-8) on clock board

PCI: Two PCI short slots per PCI I/O board operating at 33- or 66-MHz, 32- or 64-bit data bus width, 3.3 or 5 volts (Note: Install appropriate voltage riser card in slot before installing PCI card.)

SBus: Three slots operating at 25-MHz, 64-bit data bus width

Serial: Two RS-232C/RS423 serial ports ( DB25) on clock board

SCSI: One 20-MB/sec, 68 pin, fast/wide SCSI-2 (synchronous) per I/O board

Internal Mass Storage

Internal disk: Up to two disk boards, each with two 2.1-, 4.2-, 9.1-, or 18.2-GB disks
X5161A - 4.2GB Disk Board
(2 × 2.1GB - 7200 RPM)
X5162A - 8.4GB Disk Board
(2 × 4.2GB - 7200 RPM)
X5163A - 18.2GB Disk Board
(2 × 9.1GB - 7200 RPM)
X5164A - 36.4GB Disk Board
(2 × 18.2GB - 10000 RPM)

Internal tape: 8mm, 4mm, and 1/4" tape options available

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: SunCD 32 drive standard (last order December 2000)

10X DVD-ROM drive standard (capable of reading CD-ROM media only)


Power Supplies

One 184-watt Peripheral Power Supply standard. Up to eight hot swappable 300-watt Power Cooling Modules (PCM) with redundant, dual-speed fans. One PCM required per two systems boards. Fully-redundant power and cooling available on this system.


AC input: 200 - 240 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, 24 A (max)

Input power: 3500 W

Heat Output: 12,000 BTU/hr

Temperature*: Operating: 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F)
Nonoperating: -20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F)

Humidity: Operating: 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating: 5% to 93% relative humidity, noncondensing

Altitude: Operating: 3000 m (10,000 ft.)
Nonoperating: 12,000 m (40,000 ft.)

Number of cords: 1

Plug Type-U.S.: NEMA L6-30P, 200 - 240 VAC

Plug type International: IEC 309, 32 A, 220 - 240 VAC

* Maximum operating temperature is 35°C (95°F) when using tape media

Regulations :(meets or exceeds the following requirements)

Safety: UL 1950, CSA 950, TUV EN60950, CB Scheme (Nordic Deviation)

RFI/EMI: FCC Class A, DOC Class A, EN55022 Class A, VCCI Class 1

Immunity: EN50082-1

Harmonics: EN61000-3-2

Dimensions and Weights

Height : 173 cm (68.3 in.)
188 cm (75.3 in.) shipping

Width: 77 cm (30 in.)
99 cm (39 in.) shipping

Depth: 99 cm (39 in.)
113 cm (44.5 in.) shipping

Weight: 375 kg (835 lb.) approximate
415 kg (910 lb.) approximate shipping

Power Cord: 4 m (13.1 ft.)

Clearance and Service Access

Front: 122 cm (48 in.)

Rear: 92 cm (36.2 in.)

Right*: 0 cm (0 in.)

Left*: 0 cm (0 in.)

* There are no side clearance requirements during operation. However, to access and remove side panels, allow approximately 31 cm (12 in.) of space on the sides.

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