[rescue] SunBlade 2000 vs SunBlade 2500 vs Ultra 45

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sun Aug 2 09:11:08 CDT 2009

So.... which one is best in your opinion ?

The 2000 takes UltraSparc III, 8MB cache (at 200mhz bus), the
2500 and U45 use UltraSparc IIIi, 1MB cache on chip (but how are
the cycles to it ?)

Beyond that, memory tech differs... 2000 takes ?, the 2500 takes
ECC DDR266, and the U45 ECC DDR333.  The 2000 and 2500 do
SCSI, while the U45 does SAS/SATA.

But beyond that, how is reliability, how is USIII vs USIIIi performance ?

The 2000 will do vertical UPA, right ?  (I have some C3D cards from
U60)  The 2500 looks like fastest slot is 64 bit 66mhz 3.3V PCI (so
what Sun GFX cards go in there?).  And the U45 has PCI-X and PCIe x16.
(I assume graphics there is usually via the PCIe x16, right ?

Looking for 'best' desktop Sparc.... assume it would be one of these
three, no ?


-- Curt

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