Sun Microsystems Enterprise 250

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Sun Enterprise is a range of UNIX server computers produced by Sun Microsystems from 1996 to 2001. The line was launched as the Sun Ultra Enterprise series; the Ultra prefix was dropped around 1998. These systems were based on the 64-bit UltraSPARC microprocessor architecture and related to the contemporary Ultra series of computer workstations. Like the Ultra series, they ran the Solaris Operating Environment. Various models, from single-processor entry-level servers to large high-end multiprocessor servers were produced. The Enterprise brand was phased out in favor of the Sun Fire model line from 2001 onwards.

The Sun Enterprise 450 was a popular rack-mountable entry-level multiprocessor servers launched in 1997, capable of up to four UltraSPARC II processors. The Sun Enterprise 250 was a two processor version launched in 1998. These were later joined by the Enterprise 220R and Enterprise 420R  rack-mount servers in 1999. The 220R and 420R models were respectively based on the motherboards of the Ultra 60 and Ultra 80 workstations. The 250 was replaced by the Sun Fire V250, the 450 by the Sun Fire V880. The 220R was superseded by the Sun Fire 280R and the 420R by the Sun Fire V480.

Architecture:  250-,300 or 400MHzUltraSPARC[tm]-II with onboard e-cache
X1190A - 250MHz / 1MB Cache Processor
Cache Memory:1-MB external cache per processor with 250-MHz CPU

Our Unit has the following Reference numbers
S.N. 104M28CD
P.N. 600-8923-01

The unit is complete with Sun keyboard & mouse, Sun Enterprise 250 Server Documentation Set and the Sun Developer Essentials Kit which includes software and manuals.

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Manufacturer: Sun
Date: 1998

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Sun Microsystems Enterprise 250 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Enterprise EP 80+ Printer Operation Manual Enterprise 1984
IBM - VTAM - Customization - Version 3 for MVS, VM and VSE/ESA IBM Sep 1990

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH10604. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


Sun Microsystems Enterprise 250

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