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Sun Fire[tm] V480 Server: Hardware Specifications

Number Up to two dual-processor CPU/Memory Boards (2 or 4 CPUs)

900-MHz UltraSPARC III Cu

Cache memory

64-KB data and 32-KB instruction

Secondary: 8-MB external

Main Memory

8 memory slots (DIMMs) per processor, 16 total slots per CPU/Memory Board

256-MB, 512-MB, or 1-GB expansion (32 GB maximum)

Standard Interfaces
Ethernet Two 10/100/1000BASE-T twisted-pair ethernet ports (RJ-45)
FC-AL One Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) high-speed serial data connector (HSSDC)
Keyboard and mouse USB (uses one of the two standard USB (Type A) port)

Six PCI slots compliant with PCI specification Revision 2.1:

  • Two slots operating at 66-MHz, 64 bits wide, 3.3 volts (full length slots)
  • One slot operating at 33-MHz, 64 bits wide, 5 volts (full-length slot)
  • Three slots operating at 33-MHz, 64 bits wide, 5 volts (short slot)
Remote System Controller One RSC card plugs into a dedicated slot on the system I/O board which includes integrated modem, serial and Ethernet interfaces.
  • One 56 Kbps modem port (RJ-11)
  • One EIA-232D serial port (RJ-45)
  • One 10 Mbps Ethernet port (RJ-45)
Serial One RJ45 serial port
USB Two standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type A connectors
Internal Mass Storage
Disks Two front-accessible, hot-swappable, FC-AL disks, 36-GB and 73-GB, 3.5-in. x 1.0-in. 10,000 RPM
DVD-ROM 8x DVD-ROM (IDE) drive
Power Supplies
Type One required, two for N+1 redundancy, each with independent power cord
Output 560 W per power supply
AC input 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 8.6 A(max)
Input power

853 W

Heat output Base Configuration: 1,634 BTU/hr
Maximum Configuration: 2,619 BTU/hr
See Infodoc 48623 for more specific details.
Temperature Operating: 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F)
Nonoperating: -20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F)
Humidity Operating: 20%to 80% relative temperature humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating: 5% to 95% relative temperature humidity, noncondensing

Operating: 3000 m (10,000 ft.)
Nonoperating: 12,000 m (40,000 ft.)

Acoustic noise Operating: 67 dB(A)
Idling: 67 dB(A)
Vibration Operating: .0002 G/Hz, 5 - 500 Hz (random) (deskside)
.0001 G/Hz, 5-150 Hz, -12db/octave slope 150-500 Hz (z-axis only) (rackmounted)
Nonperating: .002 G/Hz, 5 - 500 Hz (random) (deskside)
.001 G/Hz, 5-150 Hz, -12db/octave slope 150-500 Hz (z-axis only) (rackmounted)
Shock Operating: 4G peak, 11 milliseconds half-sine pulse (deskside)
3G peak, 11 milliseconds half-sine pulse (rackmounted)
Nonoperating: 15G peak, 11 milliseconds half-sine pulse (deskside)
10G peak, 11 milliseconds half-sine pulse (rackmounted)
Number of cords 2 (max)
Plug type - U.S. NEMA 5-15P
1 Refers to total input current required for both AC inlets when operating with dual power supplies or current required for a single AC inlet when operating with a single power supply.
Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
Safety UL 60950, CSA C22.2 EN 60950 (from U.L.), TUV 60950, UL CB scheme IEC 950 (CE mark), GOST
RFI/EMI Class A:Australia/New Zealand AS/NZ 3548, Industry Canada ICES-003, European Community EN55022/CISPR22, Japan VCCI, Taiwan CNS 13438, and US FCC 47CFR15.B
Immunity EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11, IEC 61000-3-2, and IEC 61000-3-3
X-ray U..DHHS 21CFR Subchapter J,PTB German X-ray Decree
Dimensions and Weights
Height 22.2 cm (8.75 in.), 5U
Width 44.6 cm (17.5 in.)
Depth 61.0 cm (24.0 in.)
Weight 35.8 kg (79 lb.) (minimum)
44 kg (97 lb.) (fully configured)
Power cord 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Clearance and Service Access
Front 36 in.
Rear 36 in.
Rack Mounting

Fits into a standard 19-inch-wide rack mount kit that complies with EIA-310-D-1992 standard, or a 72-inch height Sun StorEdge rack, which will support seven Sun Fire V480 servers.

A 72-inch Sun StorEdge rack can physically hold up to seven Sun Fire V480 servers (with a power sequencer there are 36 rack units of usable space and the Sun Fire V480 is 5 rack units high). A Sun Fire V480 with a four-way standard configuration running Sun Virtual Test Suite (VTS) may vary from 750 Watts to 900 Watts depending on the PCI cards installed. The power sequencer in the StorEdge rack provides ~5400 W.

So, a Sun StorEdge rack can support seven Sun Fire V480 servers if they are not fully loaded (if the configurations are only two-way or the PCI slots are not fully populated on a four-way configuration). However, a Sun StorEdge rack can support only six Sun Fire V480 servers if they are fully loaded (four-way configurations and/or full PCI slots) and running a typical workload, like Sun VTS.

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