Sun Enterprise 10000 spec
bill at fccj.org
Sun Apr 25 11:53:12 CDT 1999
On the Jax.PM jacksonville-pm-list 1.94.4;
"Bill Jones" <bill at fccj.org> wrote -
Please find attached the 'server' specifications Rob
has requested for a bid meeting. The information
included is as complete as I can make it on short
notice and without being able to meet with appropriate
industry systems engineers to help discuss key design
issues for the proposed new FCCJ Data Center server.
While I do not have concrete pricing data, I can
estimate the cost of the posed system should
typically fall with the $1 to 3 Million range.
This cost is can be spread over a 2-3 year
Fiscal period. FCCJ typically receives a
40% pricing break on hardware and 90% on software.
If either of you should know of more information or
have any knowledge, do not hesitate to contact me at
your earliest convienence. I would appreciate input.
"Never Mind" -- I'll improvise, adapt, and overcome;
everything else will be deleted.
Jacksonville Perl Mongers
jax at jacksonville.pm.org
-------- Specifications ----------
Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) is searching for
a scalable symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) computer system running an
operating system which is industry compatible with the SVR4 operating
system (UNIX® System V, Release 4). Such a system will be Year 2000 (Y2k)
compliant and ready, both at the hardware level and at the operating system
level, to include any accompanying application software shipped as part
of such system. Said system will prove to be an ideal, general-purpose
application and data server for host-based or client-server applications
such as on-line transaction processing (OLTP), decision support systems
(DSS), data warehousing, communications services, and/or multimedia
services. Such system should be scalable with up to 64 processors, up
to 64GB of memory, over 60TB of on-line disk storage, and prove compatible
with a wide range of UNIX application software commonly available in the
competitive Unix® market. All functional areas of the system are to be
field upgradeable, and most upgrades must be performable without disrupting
users or requiring halting the system. The system should incorporate
high reliability, availability, and serviceability features that are
unique for proposed server. Examples of such a system would include
dynamic reconfiguration (without system disruption) and dynamic system
partitioning (whereby the system can be logically partitioned into
multiple smaller servers).
At a minimum, the proposed system should be scalable as shown below:
* Such system should have from 1 to 16 system boards
* 4 to 64 processors (with 4 CPUs minimum per system board)
* Each processor should operate at 400MHz minimum
* Each processor should have a minimum of 4MB Cache
* The system should be scalable to a minimum of 64GB RAM
* The internal disk should be scalable to a minimum of 280GB
* The internal system 'back-plane should operate at a minimum
of 100MHz and provide up to 12.5GB of data throughput
* The system total disk storage should be scalable beyond 60TB
* The system should be scalable to a minimum of 32 PCI slots
* The system should be scalable to a minimum of 64 Sbus slots
* The proposed system should include as many of these features
as deemed appropriate -
On-line hot swap of boards, power, and cooling components
Fault-tolerant power and cooling
Redundant AC line cords and breakers
Automatic system recovery
Partitionable System Boards
ECC-protected data paths
ECC on memory and Interconnect
Complete parity checking
Remote console support
Interconnect data path resiliency
Interconnect address path resiliency
Redundant ³housekeeping² functions
Redundant option for all hardware components
* The proposed system's reliability, availability and serviceability
features should result in uptimes greater than 99.95 percent.
No single points of hardware failure: No single component (with
the exception of the control board) will prevent a properly
configured system from automatically reconfiguring itself to
resume execution after a failure.
Error correction interconnect: Data and address buses are to be
protected by a combination of error correcting codes and parity.
Dynamic system partitioning: Groups of system boards should be
arrangeable in multiprocessor system groups that can run independent
copies of the vendor's proposed operating system, concurrently.
Each system partition should be completely isolated from all
software errors, and most hardware failures that might occur in
another system partition.
Dynamic reconfiguration: Enables the system administrator to add,
remove, or replace system components or create/remove system partitions
on line without disturbing production usage.
Hot swapping: Power supplies, fans, and most board-level system
components should be exchangeable while ³hot²; that is, while the
system is on line and in operation.
* The proposed system should support 10/100 Ethernet, GigaBit Ethernet,
ATM, FDDI, HiPPI, ISDN, and traditional high-speed serial connections.
While FCCJ has determined the the ideal system will have a base enclosure
and physical dimensions of 70" high, 50" wide, and 39" deep; each vendor
providing bids should include necessary environmental system requirements
as well as physical dimensions of the respective proposed system. Such
data will provide, at a minimum, the following -
System's physical dimensions and suggested housing requirements
System's power & cooling requirements, consumption
System's environmental needs and other requirements
Additional system specific information deemed appropriate
Each bidding vendor will provide references of clients who are currently
operating such proposed system(s); matching as closely as possible
both the hardware and software proposed.
-------- End of Specification list --------
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