[rescue] SunBlade 2000 vs SunBlade 2500 vs Ultra 45

Sanford Barton xc68000 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 10:24:44 CDT 2009

There were a ton of SB2000 on ebay this last week.  I picked one up
for 50 plus 35 shipping which I thought was a really good deal.  It
has 2 x 900, 2gb ram and a 36gb disk plus the XVR-1200 graphics. No
optical no kb/mouse.  I don't know if they've been re-listed, but it
looked like I was the only one bidding on any of them.

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 8:11 AM, Curtis H. Wilbar
Jr.<rescue at hawkmountain.net> wrote:
> 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 ?
> Thanks,
> -- Curt
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