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SPARC Enterprise M9000

The ultimate Oracle Solaris server. World leading reliability with scalability up to 256 CPU cores and 4 TB memory. This is the system to fully optimize your business processes.

  • Quad core SPARC64™ VII/VII+ processors scaled to 256 cores, configurable with SPARC64™ VI processors
  • A high performance large scale SMP (Symmetric Multi Processing) system that requires no complicated tuning
  • Outstanding 737GB/s data bandwidth from unrivaled crossbar and system bus technology
  • Memory mirroring and patrolling for robust data protection
  • System bus address and data protected by ECC (Error Checking and Correction)
  • Simple partition management using in-built service processors

Oracle Solaris | Drivers | Firmware | Power Calculator

SPARC Enterprise M9000

The ultimate Oracle Solaris server - Suitable for the largest data warehouse applications. More reliable than a mainframe, with outstanding virtualization from partitioning and Capacity On Demand (COD). Scalable to Max.256 cores and 4TB memory.


SPARC64™ VII+: Uplifting performance with the highest reliability

  • Rich CPU resources such as max. 512 threads and 12MB 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), eliminates all single bit errors
  • 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, VII and VII+ and incorporating mixed clock processor in a server , server upgrade cost can be minimized

[ Key Technologies ]
SPARC64™ VI and VII/VII+ world-leading high performance 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
  • Scalability to 256 cores and 4TB memory
  • Performance growth that matches hardware resource addition
  • Max.737 GB/sec data transmission performance
  • PCI-Express and Serial Attached SCSI, high speed serial interface support
  • Memory interleave mechanism speeds memory access

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

No downtime

Unsurpassed hardware availability assured by thorough data protection and component redundancy.

  • ECC (Error Checking and Correction) protects all address and data buses between main LSIs
  • User selectable memory mirror mechanism, assures memory access even in cases of multi-bit error
  • Hardware-level memory patrol detects memory errors without no exceptions
  • All primary components including HDD, Power Supply Units and Fans can be redundant and hot-swapped
  • Dual crossbars ensure service availability even during a crossbar failure
  • Dual system clocks maintain service even if one system clock fails
  • In-built redundant XSCF (eXtended System Control Facility) service processors monitor and control the server environment, locally or remotely (via LAN)
  • 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-grained highly secure hardware partitioning (min. one CPU chip)
  • Physically isolated independent partitions enable multiple secure, high-availability/reliability systems, in a single server
  • Max.24 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 physical partitioning, providing outstanding flexibility in workload balancing
  • COD provides swift and secure system expansion
  • Graphical multi server management, Server System Manager (standard)
  • 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/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 M9000

Model Name SPARC Enterprise M9000
Basic Cabinet Basic and Expansion Cabinet
Type Floor stand, data center unit
Frequency (GHz) 2.28/2.4 2.88 3.0 2.28/2.4 2.88 3.0
Processor Quantity Max.32CPU chips Max.64CPU chips
Processor Core Quantity Max.64 Cores Max.128 Cores Max.128 Cores Max.256 Cores
Processor Thread Quantity Max.128 Threads Max.256 Threads Max.256 Threads Max.512 Threads
Cache Level1 per core
(On core)
256KB ( 128KB each for instruction and data cache) 128KB ( 64KB each for instruction and data cache) 256KB ( 128KB each for instruction and data cache) 128KB ( 64KB each for instruction and data cache)
Cache Level2 per CPU chip
(On chip)
6MB 12MB 6MB 12MB
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Minimum Capacity 32GB
Maximum Capacity 2TB 4TB
Expansion Units 32/64/128GB
Internal HDD Disk Quantity Serial Attached SCSI Disk x Max.32 disks Serial Attached SCSI Disk x Max.64 disks
Maximum Capacity Max.19.2TB Max.38.4TB
Expansion Units 146/300/600GB
Media Drive One CD-RW/DVD-RW (standard) Two CD-RW/DVD-RW (standard)
Tape Drive (DAT72) One drives (option) Max. two drives (option)
CPU Memory Board (CMU) Max.8 boards Max.16 boards
I/O Boards (IOU) Max.8 boards Max.16 boards
Interconnect Point to Point crossbar (Data transmission: Max.737GB/sec)
PCI Slots IO Box Connectivity (Note1) Max.16 IO Boxes
PCI Slots (Internal) Max.64 slots Max.128 slots
PCI Slots (PCI Box Connection) Max.224 slots Max.288 slots
Standard Interface RCI 2 ports
UPC 2 ports
Redundancy Memory (Note2), Disk (Note3), Power supply unit, XSCF, Fan, Power system (Note4), PCI-Card (Note5)
Hot Plug CMU, IOU, Disk, Power supply unit, XSCF, Fan, PCI-Card, DVD-ROM Drive, Tape Drive
Hardware Partitioning Max.24 partitions
(Width x Depth x Height)
850 x 1,260 x 1,800 mm
(33.5 x 49.6 x 70.9 inch)
1,674 x 1,260 x 1,800 mm
(65.7 x 49.6 x 70.9 inch)
Maintenance Area
(Width x Height)
- Single Phase 850mm x 3,060mm (33.5 x 120.5 inch)
- Single Phase + Dual Power Feed Option 1,154mm x 3,060mm (45.4 x 120.5 inch)
- Triple Phase 1,154mm x 3,060mm (45.4 x 120.5 inch)
- Single Phase 1,674mm x 3,060mm (65.9 x 120.5 inch)
- Single Phase + Dual Power Feed Option 2,282 mm x 3,060mm (89.8 x 120.5 inch)
- Triple Phase 2,282 mm x 3,060mm (89.8 x 120.5 inch)
Weight 940kg ( 2068.0.0 lb.) 1,880 kg (4,136.0 lb.)
AC Power Connection Max. Power Consumption
18.26 19.87 20.22 36.51 39.72 40.44
Rated Voltage 200-240VAC ±10%
Max Heat Generation (kJ/h) 65,736 71,532 72,792 131,436 142,992 145,584
Frequency 50/60 Hz. +2%/-4%
Sample power * Power Calculator (Note6)
Environmental Condition Temperature 5 - 32C (at 0-1500m altitude)
Humidity 20 - 80 %
Features Calendar, Remote Power Control

Note1: IO Box is an abbreviation of External I/O Expansion Unit
Note2: Available with memory mirroring
Note3: Available with disk mirroring or disk array configuration
Note4: Requires redundant power supply option
Note5: Available with Multipath configuration
Note6: This Power Calculator tool provides sample power consumption of a planned configuration for specific operation conditions.

SPARC Enterprise M9000


SPARC Enterprise M9000 icon-pdf PDF (228KB) 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) January 2012 C120-E323-05EN
Important Legal and Safety Information icon-pdf PDF (9.6MB) December 2010 C120-E633-01XA
Safety and Compliance Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.4MB) May 2011 C120-E326-07XA
Common Installation Planning Manual
icon-pdf PDF (1.8MB) Novemberl 2011 C120-H007-05EN
Site Planning Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.1MB) March 2012 C120-H014-10EN
Overview Guide icon-pdf PDF (0.8MB) December 2010 C120-E324-08EN
Unpacking Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.5MB) December 2010 C120-E327-05EN
Installation Guide icon-pdf PDF (2.3MB) January 2012 C120-E328-10EN
Service Manual icon-pdf PDF (9.9MB) June 2012 C120-E330-11EN
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
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