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Sun Fire[tm] X4600, RoHS:YL Server: Hardware Specifications

Number Up to 8 (Single or Dual-Core)
Architecture Type: AMD Opteron Processor 800 Series
Single Core: 856 (3.0GHz)
Dual Core: 885 (2.6GHz)
Cache memory 1 MB Level 2
Sun Fire X4600 M2 difference: See Model 2 (M2) CPU specifications.
The M2 uses AMD Opteron 8000 series CPUs.
BIOS revisions differ between the AMD Opteron 800 and 8000 series. BIOS download for Sun Fire X4600 is available at:
Main Memory
Capacities DIMM slots per CPU Socket: 4
DIMM sizes:1-GB, or 2-GB
Maximum capacity: 64GB (when configured with 2-GB DIMMs and 8 CPU Modules)
Sun Fire X4600 M2 difference: See Model 2 (M2) Memory specifications.
The M2 uses DDR2-667 memory. DIMM slot locations differ between DDR1 and DDR2 DIMMs. Refer to Sun Fire X4600 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 service documentation for DIMM installation information.
Standard Integrated Interfaces
Network Four 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports, RJ45 connectors
Network Management One dedicated 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, RJ45 connector
Serial Management RS-232 Serial Interface, RJ45 connector
SAS Four channel SAS interface
USB Front: Two USB 2.0 ports
Rear: Two USB 2.0 ports
Expansion bus 8 Low Profile PCI Expansion slots
  • 6 PCIe slots (4 x 8-lane PCI slots, 2 x 4-lane PCI slots)
  • 2 64-bit/100 MHz PCI-X slots
Internal Mass Storage
Disks Internal: Up to four 73GB or 146GB HDD Disks (Hot Pluggable 2.5" SAS) RPM 10K
Up to four 73GB HDD Disks (Hot Pluggable 2.5" SAS) RPM 15K.
Power Supplies
Four hot-swappable power supplies, redundant in 2+2 configuration; 120W processors only supported with 3+1 configuration (i.e. All power cords must be connected to same power source).
Some earlier rev E based product were shipped with 3+1 power support. (Power source 100-240 VAC - 50/60 Hz input)
(UL Maximum (DC output) = 850W)
(Typical Power Consumption: 40 W/PSU)
AC power 90-264 V AC (47-63 Hz)
Temperature Single, non-rack system:
Operating: 5° C to 32° C (41° F to 90° F)
Nonoperating: -40° C to 65° C (-40° F to 149° F)
Humidity Single, non-rack system:
Operating: 10% to 90% relative humidity noncondensing, 27° C (80.6° F) max wet bulb
Nonoperating: up to 93% relative humidity noncondensing, 38° C (100.4° F) max wet bulb
Altitude Single, non-rack system:
Operating:32° C up to 900 meters and derating of 1°C for every 300 meters in altitude up to 3048 meters maximum
Nonoperating: up to 12,000 m (40,000 ft.)
Acoustic noise
(Measure and Environment)
Declared noise emissions in accordance with ISO 9296, A-weighted, operating and idling:
Less than 83 dB sound power in ambient temperature of up to 24° C
LwAd (1B=10dB)
at or below 25C
at max ambient

8.1 B
8.9 B
LpAm bystander
at or below 25C
at max ambient

66 dB
74 dB
Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
RoHS Compliance Level RoHS:YL
Safety IEC60950, UL/CSA60950-1, EN60950, (CB Scheme with all country differences)
RFI/EMI FCC Class A, Part 15 47 CFR, EN55022, CISPR 22, EN300-386:v1.3.2, ICES-003
Immunity EN55024, EN300-386:v1.3.2
Certifications Safety: cULus Mark, CE Mark, CCC, GOST R, S-Mark
EMC: CE Mark (93/68/EEC), Emissions and Immunity Class A Emissions Levels: FCC, VCCI, BSMI, C-Tick, MIC, CCC (Applicable at GA), GOST R, BSMI
Other: Labeled per WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment) Directive
Dimensions and Weight
Height 176 mm (6.9 in.)
Width 445 mm (17.5 in.)
Depth 629 mm (24.75 in.)
Weight 40 kg (88 lb.) Maximum standalone server
48 kg (106 lb.) Maximum with orderable rack-mount kit and cable management arm
Rack Mounting
Optional Slide Rail Kit (X8095A-Z) is a 4-point mounted slide rail kit.
Optional Slide Rail Kit (X8095A-Z) and optional Cable Management Arm (8094A-Z) enables X4600 to be racked in:
  • Sun Rack 900 (-38 and -36N)
  • Sun Rack 1000 (-38 and -42)
  • Third Party ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992 or IEC 60927 compliant racks in 19-inch/482.6 mm panel width series.
The slide kit includes hardware that enables mounting to any of the following types of rack rails:
  • M6 threaded holes
  • #10-32 threaded holes
  • #10 to M6 clearance holes
  • Square unthreaded holes per EIA and IEC starndards listed above

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