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SUN Ultra 10

SUN Ultra 10
SUN Ultra 10

Speed333 MHz
Memory512 MB
Hard Drive20  GB

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Release Date: 1/1/1999
Manufacturer: Sun
The Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 are 64-bit Sun Microsystems computer workstations based around the UltraSPARC microprocessor line available since January 1998 and last shipped in November 2002.

These systems are notable for being the first in the Sun workstation line to introduce various commodity PC compatible hardware components such as ATA hard disks and an ATI Rage PRO video chip.

The Ultra 5 came in a "pizzabox" style case with a 270, 333, 360, or 400-MHz UltraSPARC IIi CPU and supported a maximum of 512 MB ECC RAM in four 50ns 168-pin DIMM slots. It included a single EIDE Hard Disk Drive of between 4 & 20 GB, a CD-ROM drive, three 32-bit 33 MHz PCI slots (two full-size, one short), a graphics port (HD15), a parallel printer port (DB25), two serial ports (DB25 & DE9), an Ethernet port (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) and headphone, line-in, line-out and microphone 3.5-mm jacks.

The Ultra 10 came in a mid-tower case with a 300, 333, 360, or 440-MHz UltraSPARC CPU. It doubled the supported RAM to a maximum of 1024 MB in four DIMM slots and added room for a second ATA hard disk, a fourth PCI card, and for an UPA graphics card such as the Creator, Creator3D or Elite3D.

Ours includes the creator graphics card, although at present we are not using it because we don't have the appropriate monitor connected.


This computer is currently interactive in the Museum.

User Comments
OBSysteme on Friday, April 16, 2010
give them rather that throw them.... the number of retro-computer fans is growing by the day
Keith on Monday, February 15, 2010
Sort of sad. I actually just sent one of these to the recycler. I couldn't find a use for it. Interesting hardware inside though. The CPU is crazy looking!
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