SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23 Article 10161 from section "Workstations"
64-bit CPU, Large Memory Capacity, High Performance Graphics
The entry-level Sun Blade[TM] 150 workstation is designed to offer a
64-bit UNIX[R] workstation for the price of a 32-bit PC brand. It
includes workstation-class features such as a powerful CPU, large memory
capacity, high-performance graphics that support multiple displays and
highly integrated I/O connections.
The Sun Blade[TM] 150 workstation offers a powerful alternative to users
who require demanding scientific or engineering applications, in markets
such as software development, 2-D content creation, EDA, finance,
research/development, telecommunications, embedded systems and
The enabling technologies for the workstation include:
- UltraSPARC[R] IIi Processor: A highly integrated, 64-bit SPARC[R]
V9 superscalar processor. The UltraSPARC IIi processor provides a
higher clock frequency, multiple SRAM modes and system-to-processor
clock ratios that accommodate varying economics for a range of
- Sun[TM] XVR-500 Graphics Accelerator: Provides performance, quality
and value, with strong geometry and texture mapping performance,
dedicated frame buffer memory support and a wide range of
resolution and multi-display options.
- I/O Interfaces: Two advanced I/O interfaces, which greatly increase
customers' access to peripherals.
- USB Interface: USB support is provided for low-speed devices.
Devices such as the Sun Type-6 keyboard and mouse are supported
along with USB hubs. Also has four (Type A) USB connectors on the
- IEEE 1394 Interface: Known in the industry as FireWire, it has
emerged as a standard for medium-speed devices such as digital
cameras and digital video cameras.
Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/64/4/workstation/index.shtml#10161
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