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Arcturus

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Arcturus is a big big SPARC server. Simply put, arcturus is a high-performance computing (HPC) server. It is also a Sun Ray server for HPC projects (separate from the primary Sun Ray FailOver Group (FOG)).

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000
CPU 4x SPARC64-VI (2 cores, 2 threads/core) @2.15GHz
RAM 16 GB on 2 boards (max 128 GB on 4 boards)
Hard Disks 2x 73GB 2.5in 10K SAS, RAID 1
OS Solaris 10
Purchase Date Winter 2008

Notes

IMPORTANT: The power supplies are not redundant unless they are running at 208V and configured to be redundant. We are currently running them at 120V. Do not unplug either power cord without powering arcturus off first!

History

Arcturus was received as part of the 2008 Sun AEG.

Trivia

Arcturus replaced moloch. While it does not have hot swap CPU and memory boards like moloch did, just about every other part except the DVD player is hot-swappable, even the PCIe and PCI-X slots. It also pulls less power than moloch (idle vs. idle). Arcturus' CPUs can be upgraded to the newer SPARC64-VII (2.4 Ghz, 4 core, 2 threads/core) processors should we ever want to and can afford to.