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The December 1999 Monthly Bulletin For Users Of SPARC Based Products

December 31, 1999

Issue No. 75

I. SPARC NEWS

  1. AMDAHL CORPORATION CHOOSES THE ON-LINE! DETECTIVE

  2. RAVE SYSTEMS RACKMOUNT-AXMP NOW FEATURES FOUR-WAY MULTI-PROCESSING POWERED BY 400MHZ ULTRASPARC-II WITH 4MB CACHE AND 4 GIGABYTE OF MEMORY.

II. SCD CERTIFIED TESTING ADDITIONS IN DECEMBER

III. SPARCSHOP


I. SPARC News

I. A. – AMDAHL CORPORATION CHOOSES THE ON-LINE! DETECTIVE

Detroit, MI – Amdahl Corporation, a Sun MicrosystemsTM Preferred Service provider, has chosen the On-Line! Detective® for Sun, to bolster its Sun field support.

Amdahl’s field service organization has recently deployed the On-Line! Detective for Sun throughout the country. The Detective will raise the level of Sun expertise among Amdahl’s staff, while simultaneously minimizing the time it takes to resolve critical troubleshooting issues. “The Detective is an excellent troubleshooting and teaching tool for our technicians,” states Lanny Jennings, Amdahl Regional Director. “System Administrators will find it a great tool for diagnosing Sun problems.”

Amdahl is a manufacturer of SPARC® imbedded products and one of the few organizations authorized to support the Sun Ultra Enterprise 10000 Server.

SoftTech Solutions is a leading software developer of on-line support tools servicing the UNIX marketplace. SoftTech’s On-Line! Detective for Sun provides hardware diagnostics, configurations, and troubleshooting information for Sun Microsystems hardware, software and peripherals. To receive information on the Detective or to view a demo, access their website at www.stsolutions.com, or call Mike Neff (248) 738-7738.

I. B. – RAVE SYSTEMS RACKMOUNT-AXMP NOW FEATURES FOUR-WAY MULTI-PROCESSING POWERED BY 400MHZ ULTRASPARC-II WITH 4MB CACHE AND 4 GIGABYTE OF MEMORY.

Sterling Heights, MI–December 17, 1999–Rave Computer Association, Inc, announces that its Rave Systems RackMount-AXmp now features more memory for exceptional processing performance. The memory capacity of the AXmp system has been scaled from maximum of 2 gigabyte of memory to a maximum of 4 gigabyte of memory.

The Rave Systems RackMount-AXmp is a powerful multi-processing server designed for todays highly compute-intensive server challenges. Rave Computer Association, Inc., an authorized Sun value-added system integrator, integrates Suns UltraAXmp motherboard into a ruggedized 5U 19 inch rackmount chassis. The UltraAXmp is a scalable 64-bit UltraSPARC multi-processing motherboard with a unique Ultra Port Architecture that enables the aggregate CPU bus bandwidth to be increased to 3.2 gigabytes per second via a custom cross bar switch. This large processor bandwidth enables scaling of up to four UltraSPARC-II microprocessor modules (currently shipping at 400Mhz with 4MB cache). The system also has integrated dual-channel Ultra-wide SCSI and six PCI slots, four at 33Mhz and two at 66Mhz. The Rave Systems RackMount-AXmp standard chassis configurations feature four 5.25 shock-mounted drive bays, a 600-Watt power supply and three 90-CFM cooling fans.

Rave Systems RackMount-AXmp also comes pre-installed with Solaris 2.7 and is binary compatible with the broad array of current SPARC applications. Rave Computer provides a one-year warranty on all of its Rave Systems.

The powerful multiprocessing features found in Rave Systems RackMount-Axmp makes it an ideal solution for telecommunication servers, ISP applications or specialized industrial applications.

More information about Rave Computer and Rave Systems can be found on the worldwide web at www.rave.net or by calling 1-800-966-7283.

II. SCD CERTIFIED TESTING ADDITIONS IN DECEMBER

The SPARC Compliant brand, awarded by SPARC International, assures end users that systems so branded will work with any other product branded to the same level of the “SPARC Compliant Definition (SCD).” This list, updated monthly, includes changes made to the master list of SPARC Compliant products. To view the master list, please access our web site at www.sparc.org or send email to info@sparc.org.

VENDOR COMPUTER OS CPU # SCD DATE
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 5 PGX24 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise Ultra 5S PGX24 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 Model 360Elite3D m3 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 PGX24 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 Creator Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 Creator3D Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 Elite3D m3 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 10 Elite3D m6 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIix1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 1450 Creator3D Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 1450 Elite3D m3 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 1450 Elite3D m6 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 2450 Creator3D Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 2450 Elite3D m3 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra 60 2450 Elite3D m6 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 1400 Creator Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 1400 Creator3D Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 1400 Elite3D m6 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 2400 Creator Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 2400 Creator3D Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Ultra 2 2400 Elite3D m6 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra Enterprise 2400 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Ultra Enterprise 2400 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 250 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx1 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 250 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx2 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 3500 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx8 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 4500 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx14 2.1 12/17/99
Sun Microsystems Sun Enterprise 5500 Solaris 7 8/99 USIIx14 2.1 12/17/99

III. SPARCSHOP

SPARC-related documents are available through SPARC International’s bookstore, SPARCSHOP. Access to SPARCSHOP is available several ways,

  1. email sparcshop@sparc.org
  2. phone us at 1-408-748-9111 x240

Currently available

The SPARC Architecture Manual, Version 8 $50.00
SPARC-V8E Embedded Supplement to SPARC-V $25.00
The SPARC Architecture Manual, Version 9 $55.00
Implementation Characteristics of Current SPARC-V9 based products $25.00
Mbus Interface Specification (Version 1.2) $40.00
SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD 1.1) $20.00
SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD 2.1, 2.1A) $20.00
SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD 2.2) $20.00
SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD 2.3/2.3 IS) $20.00
SPARC Compliance Definition (SCD 2.4) $40.00
SPARC Technical Papers Manual $56.00
SPARC Strategy and Technology Catalog $39.00

SPARC-FLASH is distributed by SPARC International. All rights reserved.

– Managing Editor –

Cheryl Hostetler

Direct Inquiries To – sparc-flash-request@sparc.org

SPARC International promotes the design, development and application of SPARC to computer and peripheral products; establishes hardware and software standards; enables compatibility across SPARC-branded products; and provides, promotes and protects SPARC and SPARC-related brand names.

SPARC International has verified to the best of its ability all of the product information contained in this newsletter. Information in this newsletter has been provided by the vendors. SPARC International has not reviewed claims made about product features or functions, and is not responsible for the accuracy of such claims. Users may want to obtain references, documentation, and/or demonstrations before purchasing any products or services. No vendor is authorized to act as an agent of SPARC International, or to make any representations or warranties on SPARC International’s behalf.

The following are Registered® Trademarks of SPARC International, Inc.:

SPARC® SPARCbook® SPARCenter® SPARC Compliant®
SPARC Compliant SCD & Design® embedSPARC® SPARC International® SoundSPARC®
SPARClite® SPARCprinter® SPARCserver® SPARCstation®
UltraSPARC® UltraSPARC Driven® SPARC Storage® SPARCworks®
MicroSPARC® microSPARC® SuperSPARC® SPARC (Stylized)®
SPARCcompiler® SPARCphone® ftSPARC® hyperSPARC®
SPARCluster® SPARCsummit® SPARC64® SPARC64/OS®
SPARCengine® SPARC LT® SPARC O/S® SPARC PC®
SPARCluster 1® SPARCplug® SPARCtop® SPARK®
TurboSPARC® UltraSPARC Driven & Design® UltraSPARC Driven & Design (Logo)® UniSPARC®

Other Trademarks that are in use or Pending Registration include:

SPARCstation SPARC811 SPARCbuilders SPARCard
SPARC Compatible SPARC Compliance SPARC-FLASH SPARC Technology
SPARClet SPARCtop SPARC V9 SPARCbuilders
SunSPARC SPARC Product Directory SPARCshop SPARC Technology Business
SPARC Verification SPARCware SPARKit SPARC Power
SPARC64-GP SPARC Driven SPARC-Line SPARC-Line
ConsumerSPARC SPARCV9 SPARC_V9 SPARC Verified
SPARC Verification SPARCware SPARKit EuroSPARC


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