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UNIX Server SPARC Enterprise M5000

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SPARC Enterprise M5000

Compact application server provides a cost-effective, reliable and flexible enterprise-class platform. The same Reliability, Availability, Serviceability as high-end servers, implemented in a 6U rack-mount server.

  • Quad core SPARC64™ VII+ processors scaled to 16 cores, configurable with SPARC64 VI processors
  • System leading 32GB/s data bandwidth from high-end, high speed crossbar and system bus technology
  • Memory mirroring and patrolling for robust data protection
  • Highly reliable partitioning and Capacity On Demand (COD) features
  • Remote LAN based graphical hardware monitoring and control

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SPARC Enterprise M5000

Outstanding system availability and flexibility, with enterprise-class performance, reliability and virtualization. Up to 32 cores and 4 hardware partitions.


SPARC64™ VII+: Uplifting performance with the highest reliability

  • Rich CPU resources such as max. 64 threads and 11MB level2 cache and the most efficient threading with the maximized resource use enable excellent performance
  • Performance acceleration technologies including Simultaneous MultiThreading(SMT), super scalar, out of order, branch prediction and speculative execution
  • Multi-level data protection; ECC (Error Checking and Correction) on cache memory, parity checking and instruction retry on Registers & ALU (Arithmetic and Logical Unit)
  • Cutting-edge large system integration (LSI) technologies based on 65nm semiconductor technology means high performance and low power consumption
  • With the same bus protocol in SPARC64™ VI and VII+ and incorporating mixed clock processor in a server , server upgrade cost can be minimized

[ Key Technologies ]
Multi-core multi-thread processor SPARC64™ Series and high reliability technology

High Performance

With the newest and standard technologies across server, application performance improves according to processor enhancement.

  • Doubled level2 cache compared to the previous SPARC64 processor , slashing data access time
  • Max.64GB/sec data transmission performance
  • Performance growth that matches hardware resource addition
  • PCI-Express and Serial Attached SCSI, high speed serial interface support
  • Memory interleave mechanism speeds memory access

[ Key Technologies ]
SMP architecture, Scalable crossbar, PCI-Express, SAS, Memory interleaving

No downtime

Hardware availability fully assured by thorough data protection and component redundancy.

  • Optional memory mirror mechanism assures memory access even in cases of multi-bits errors
  • Hardware-level memory patrol detects memory errors with no exceptions
  • ECC protection assures address and data bus traffic between LSI
  • All major components including HDD, Power Supply Units and Fans can be configured redundantly and hot-swapped
  • Total system redundancy, including server, storage and network using PRIMECLUSTER

[ Key Technologies ]
Memory data protection, Main LSI interface data protection, Redundant configuration, Hot-replacement/downgradability, Dual power feed, XSCF, PRIMECLUSTER


With doubled performance, fine-grained partitioning and lowest performance overhead in virtualization, sever consolidation capacity is also doubled.

  • Fine-grain highly reliable hardware partitioning (min. one CPU chip)
  • Physically isolated independent partitions enable four secure, high-availability/reliability system environments to co-exist on the same server
  • Max four physical partitions can be configured
  • DR (Dynamic Reconfiguration) flexibly expands, isolates or reconfigures partitions without system stoppage
  • Oracle Solaris Containers enable thousands of virtual OS partitions on top of each separate system environment, providing outstanding flexibility in workload and scale-out performance
  • Swift system expansion by COD
  • Remote OS boot (SAN Boot) via fibre-channel

[ Key Technologies ]
Hardware partitioning, DR, Oracle Solaris Containers, COD, Server System Manager, SAN Boot

Investment Protection

SPARC/Oracle Solaris provides the certainty that protects your system assets and provides mission critical service.

  • Oracle Solaris, No.1 market share, UNIX OS (based on UNIX System V Release 4)
  • Application binary compatibility, ensures all your applications will run without change or recompilation
  • SPARC64™ VI/VII+ and Oracle Solaris conform to the same SPARC V9 open processor architecture as all other SPARC processors and operating system versions. This provides the most stable roadmap into the future

[ Key Technologies ]
Oracle Solaris, SPARC, Processor roadmap

SPARC Enterprise M5000

Model Name SPARC Enterprise M5000
Type Rackmount (10U)
Processor Type SPARC64™ VI SPARC64™ VII+
Frequency 2.15GHz 2.66GHz
Processor Quantity Max.8CPU chips
Processor Core Quantity Max.16 cores Max.32 cores
Processor Thread Quantity Max.32 threads Max.64 threads
Cache Level1
(On core)
256KB per core (128 KB each for instruction and data cache) 128KB per core (64 KB each for instruction and data cache)
Cache Level2
(On chip)
5MB per CPU chip 11MB per CPU chip
Memory Max.512GB
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Minimum Capacity 16GB
Maximum Capacity 512GB
Expansion Units 16/32/64/128GB (Note1)
Internal HDD Disk Quantity Serial Attached SCSI Disk x Max.4 disks
Maximum Capacity 2.4TB
Expansion Units 300GB / 600GB
Media Drive One CD-RW/DVD-RW (standard)
Tape Drive (DAT72) One drive (option)
Interconnect Point to Point crossbar (Data transmission rate : 64GB/sec)
PCI Slots IO Box Connections (Note2) Max.4 IO Boxes
PCI Slots Quantity (Internal) PCI-Express x Max.8 slots, PCI-X x Max.2 slots
PCI Slots Quantity (IO Box Connection) Max.50 slots
Standard Interface LAN 2 ports (1000Base-T, RJ45)
RCI 1 port
UPC 2 ports
Redundancy Memory (Note3), Disk (Note4), Power supply unit, Fan, Power system, PCI-Card (Note5)
Hot Plug Disk, Power supply unit, Fan, PCI-Card, DVD-ROM Drive, Tape Drive
Hardware Partitioning Max.4 partitions
Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) 440 x 810 x 438 mm (17.3 x 31.9 x 17.2 inch)
Weight 125 kg ( 274.0 lb.)
AC Power Connection Max. Power Consumption 2,998 W 3,270 W
Rated Voltage 200-240VAC ±10%
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Max Heat Generation 10,793 kJ/h 11,772 kJ/h
Sample power * Power Calculator (Note6)
Environmental Condition Temperature 5 - 35C (at 0-1,500m altitude)
Humidity 20 - 80 %
Features Calendar, Remote power control

Note1: 2 sets of Additional Memory Modules must always be ordered
Note2: IO Box is an abbreviation of External I/O Expansion Unit
Note3: Available with memory mirroring
Note4: Available with disk mirroring or disk array configuration
Note5: Available with Multipath configuration
Note6: This Power Calculator tool provides sample power consumption of a planned configuration for specific operation conditions.

SPARC Enterprise M5000


SPARC Enterprise M5000 PDF (201 KB) November 2011

White Papers

Oracle Solaris and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise Systems - Integrated and Optimized for Enterprise Computing icon-pdf PDF (383KB) May 2011
SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers Architecture icon-pdf PDF (5,604KB) September 2011


User Manuals

Note: - The latest information for the product is described in "Products Notes". Please make sure to check "Product Notes" when referring to all manuals.
Getting Started Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.1MB) December 2010 C120-E345-04EN
Important Legal and Safety Information icon-pdf PDF (9.6MB) December 2010 C120-E633-01XA
Safety and Compliance Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.6MB) May 2011 C120-E348-07XA
Common Installation Planning Manual
icon-pdf PDF (1.8MB) Novemberl 2011 C120-H007-05EN
Site Planning Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.6MB) August 2011 C120-H015-08EN
Overview Guide icon-pdf PDF (4.1MB) December 2010 C120-E346-08EN
Unpacking Guide (M5000) icon-pdf PDF (0.2MB) December 2010 C120-E350-02XA
Installation Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.4MB) February 2012 C120-E351-08EN
Service Manual icon-pdf PDF (15MB) December 2010 C120-E352-07EN
Administration Guide icon-pdf PDF (1.7MB) June 2012 C120-E331-13EN
XSCF User's Guide icon-pdf PDF (1.1MB) January 2012 C120-E332-11EN
XSCF Reference Manual (XCP version 1110) (*) icon-pdf PDF (1.7MB) January 2012 C120-E668-01EN
Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) User's Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.7MB) January 2012 C120-E335-09EN
Capacity on Demand (COD) User's Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.1MB) January 2012 C120-E336-09EN
Equipment Rack Mounting Guide icon-pdf PDF (9.6MB) September 2011 C120-H016-11EN
19-inch Rack Model 1740 User's Guide icon-pdf PDF (11.1MB) August 2010 C120-E557-02XA
RCI Build Procedure icon-pdf PDF (0.3MB) January 2012 C120-E361-07EN
RCI User's Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.2MB) January 2012 C120-E360-09EN
UPC Connector Supplement icon-pdf PDF (0.5MB) February 2008 C120-E455-02EN
External I/O Expansion Unit Product Notes icon-pdf PDF (0.1MB) December 2010 C120-E456-09EN
External I/O Expansion Unit Safety and Compliance Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.7MB) May 2011 C120-E457-06XA
External I/O Expansion Unit Installation and Service Manual icon-pdf PDF (5.7MB) April 2011 C120-E329-07EN
Notes on DVD Drive and Discs in SPARC Enterprise icon-pdf PDF (0.1MB) May 2009 -
Glossary icon-pdf PDF (0.1MB) March 2012 C120-E514-05EN