Sun’s “Ultra 24” Workstation

Posted by Bill Bradford on Oct 16, 2007

Sun has posted documentation for an upcoming “Ultra 24” workstation to

The system uses Intel Core 2-series processors instead of CPUs from AMD.


# One Intel Core2 Duo or Core2 Quad processor
# Processor frequencies: 2.0 GHz and faster
# Level 2 Cache from 4 MB to 8 MB per processor
# 8 GB maximum memory
# Four DIMM slots
# 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB registered DDR2-667, registered, ECC DIMM modules supported
# DVD-ROM or DVD-Dual
# Up to four SATA-ll disk drives
# 530W PSU
# Onboard 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet controller with one RJ45 connector on the back panel
# PCIe based graphics card
# Two PCI Express x16 slots
# One PCI Express x8 mechanical slot (x4 electrical)
# One PCI Express x1 slot
# One PCI Express
# Two PCI 33 MHz 32-bit slots
# Six USB 2.0 connectors (two on the front and four on the back of the workstation)
# Two IEEE 1394 connectors on the front panel
# Six audio connectors on the back panel (lined up in two rows of three)
# Microphone-in jack on the front and back panels
# Headphone-out jack on the front panel

The system has not been officially announced yet, so pricing and availability has yet to be determined.

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