First login to a Sun Fire T2000

So what do you see when you first login to a Sun Fire T2000.

lets do a simple test

which sh
/usr/bin/sh
file /usr/bin/sh
/usr/bin/sh: ELF 32-bit MSB executable
SPARC Version 1, dynamically linked, stripped


Do the same thing on any SPARC solaris machine from Sun or others you will get the same result this means that an executable complied today or ten years ago will run! So even though the Sun T2000 is the biggest thing to hit the computer industry in ten years it has over 10 years worth of software out of the box. The next question is how will it scale. When you look here and here you can see that the T2000 scales very well.

So lets have a quick look around.

/usr/platform/sun4v/sbin/prtdiag
System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4v Sun Fire T200
System clock frequency: 200 MHz
Memory size: 32760 Megabytes

========================= CPUs ===============================================

CPU CPU
Location CPU Freq Implementation Mask
------------ ----- -------- ------------------- -----
MB/CMP0/P0 0 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P1 1 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P2 2 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P3 3 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P4 4 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P5 5 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P6 6 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P7 7 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P8 8 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P9 9 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P10 10 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P11 11 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P12 12 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P13 13 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P14 14 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P15 15 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P16 16 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P17 17 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P18 18 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P19 19 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P20 20 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P21 21 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P22 22 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P23 23 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P24 24 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P25 25 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P26 26 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P27 27 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P28 28 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P29 29 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P30 30 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1
MB/CMP0/P31 31 1200 MHz SUNW,UltraSPARC-T1


========================= IO Configuration =========================

IO
Location Type Slot Path Name Model
----------- ----- ---- --------------------------------------------- ------------------------- ---------
IOBD/NET0 PCIE IOBD /pci@780/pci@0/pci@1/network@0 network-pciex8086,105e
IOBD/NET1 PCIE IOBD /pci@780/pci@0/pci@1/network@0,1 network-pciex8086,105e
IOBD/PCIE0 PCIE 0 /pci@780/pci@0/pci@8/fibre-channel@0fibre-channel-pciex1077,2432
IOBD/PCIE0 PCIE 0 /pci@780/pci@0/pci@8/fibre-channel@0,1fibre-channel-pciex1077,2432
IOBD/PCIE-1 PCIE IOBD /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/isa isa
IOBD/PCIE-1 PCIE IOBD /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@5 usb-pciclass,0c0310
IOBD/PCIE-1 PCIE IOBD /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@6 usb-pciclass,0c0310
IOBD/PCIE-1 PCIE IOBD /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/ide ide-pci10b9,5229
IOBD/PCIE-1 PCIE IOBD /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0,2/LSILogic,sas@2 LSILogic,sas-pci1000,50 LSI,1064
IOBD/PCIX1 PCIX 1 /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@2/network@0 network-pciex8086,105e
IOBD/PCIX1 PCIX 1 /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1 network-pciex8086,105e

The first thing to note is this Sun Fire T2000 has 32G of memory. The next thing is wow 32 processors and four gigabyte ethernet ports.


This reminds Me of the first time I logged into an Enterprise 10000 (E10K) in 1997, from memory it was half loaded with 32 UltraSPARC II and 32G of memory. The E10K was a bit bigger than a large refrigerator. Now we have a similar system but only requiring 2U of rack space. Back then the first question was how are we going to use all that processing power.


We had a few large applications that needed that much processing power and back then we needed to do some databases, web servers tuning to get them to scale with 32 CPU, Today after 8 years all these applications have defaults that make them run well on Sun Fire E25K where we can have over 140 cores. So to most solaris applications a 32 “CPU” machine is mid sized – no tuning necessary.


Another great thing about the E10K was you could partition them on the fly the unit of granularity was 4 CPUs so you could have up to 16 OS running in one E10K chassis, people loved this feature and that drove Sun to develop a rich resource management framework. In Solaris 10 you can now have psrset, containers and zones and other resource management tools so if you currently have a whole rack of lightly loaded systems they can keep their IP addresses and resource QOS and move onto one T2000.


So as the E10K was years ahead of the competition in the late 90s the T2000 is years ahead of the competition Today.


Comments:

Dear, If this server is SF T2000 then why "/usr/platform/sun4v/sbin/prtdiag" showing ...hardware configuration is ...SUNW, sun4v Sun Fire T200...

Posted by Mohammed Tanvir on February 04, 2007 at 07:19 PM PST #

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