Sun Microsystems has added two models to its Ultra family of workstations. The Ultra 3000 and 4000 Creator 3D systems are aimed at heavy duty multiprocessing work that requires large amounts of memory.
Configured as deskside systems, the new models use Sun?s 64-bit Ultrasparc-1 processor, which includes two integer arithmetic and logical units, a fast floating point unit and both on-chip and secondary cache memory.
The 3000 system is based on up to six processors and three Creator 3D graphics boards. It also offers 6Gbytes of main memory and up to 42Gbytes of internal mass storage.
The 4000 runs on up to 14 processors and four graphics cards and boasts 14Gbytes of main memory plus 16.8Gbytes of internal storage. The processor executes up to four instructions per clock cycle while both machines come with Sun?s multimedia Visual Instruction Set technology built-in. This accelerates 2D and 3D graphics, video compression and decompression plus image display and manipulation.
Chris Sarfas, Sun?s desktop systems product manager, said: ?For heavy technical computing many workstation users need symmetrical multiprocessing systems with more than four processors, lots of memory and high peformance 3D graphics all in one system. These new high end systems deliver the power and graphics needed for high end computational, visual computing.?
Pricing for Ultra 3000 starts at #43,600 and #74,000 for the Ultra 4000.
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