Digital AlphaServer A4100
AlphaServer was the name given to a series of server computers, produced from 1994 onwards by Digital Equipment Corporation, and latterly by Compaq and HP. As the name suggests, the AlphaServers were based on the DEC Alpha 64-bit microprocessor. Supported operating systems for AlphaServers are Tru64 UNIX (formerly Digital UNIX), OpenVMS and Windows NT (on earlier systems, with AlphaBIOS ARC firmware), while enthusiasts have provided alternative operating systems such as Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
Digital claimed Unprecedented performance
They had a clock speed upto to 600 MHz with a cache size via an on board chip of 8 KB I-cache, 8 KB D-cache, 96 KB secondary/ and 8 MB per processor. Maximum memory for 4000 4 GB 4 GB
for 4100 8 GB
Maximum disk capacity Pedestal: 380 GB/over 15 TB
(in-cabinet/total) Cabinet: 760 GB/over 15 TB
Maximum I/O bandwidth 500 MB/s (1 GB/s with I/O expansion)
I/O support (max. config.) for 4100 8 64-bit PCI slots (including 3 shared PCI/EISA slots), 2 64-bit PCI channels
Our unit is housed in a StorageWorks cabinet SW500-AD
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