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Sun Ultra 2 Workstation, Desktops

  • Object
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 1995

The original Ultra workstations and the Ultra Enterprise (later, "Sun Enterprise") servers were UltraSPARC-based systems produced from 1995 to 2001, replacing the earlier SPARCstation and SPARCcenter/SPARCserver series respectively. This introduced the 64-bit UltraSPARC processor and in later versions, lower-cost PC-derived technology, such as the PCI and ATA buses (the initial Ultra 1 and 2 models retained the SBus of their predecessors). The original Ultra/Enterprise series itself was later replaced by the Sun Blade workstation and Sun Fire server ranges.
The original Ultra range were sold during the dot com boom, and became one of the biggest selling series of computers ever developed by Sun Microsystems, with many companies and organisations—including Sun itself—relying on Sun Ultra products for years after their successor products were released.

CPU: UltraSPARC I or II @ 143, 167, 200, 300, or 400-MHz
Memory: 256MB - 2GB 60ns 168-pin JEDEC DIMMs, ECC error-correction
Drives: 9 GB hard disk; 3.5” 1.44-MB floppy

Detailed information

HU Computer-Museum – Center for Applied Statistics and Economics
Object type
Original title
Sun Ultra 2 Workstation
Sun Microsystems
Inventory number
Exhibition Format
Rights statement
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Computer-Museum – Center for Applied Statistics and Economics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Exhibition & Module
HU01 After Nature / HU01 02 Main Hall - Modern Cabinet of Curiosities / HU01 02 03 Research Objects