Since it is not tied to the proprietary systems of a certain storage manufacturer, external cache
systems typically have a superior array of configuration options.
These features include larger maximum external cache
size (16 Mbytes), multiple external cache
configuration and system clocking options, multiple outstanding requests to the memory system, and support for software controlled prefetch.
Equipped with 256 KB of external cache
, the 1U-300R delivers a system performance of 9 SPECint_95 (1) and 11 SPECfp_95 (1).
Equipped with 2 MB of external cache
, the U10-440R2U delivers a system performance of 18.
Configurations for testing as follows: Dell Latitude XPi P120ST with 120MHz Pentium processor, 16MB RAM, 256K secondary external cache
, 810MB hard drive, IDE hard disk controller, 4MB hard disk cache.
1 database) and Solaris(TM) 7 Operating Environment, was configured with 64 UltraSPARCTM II 400 MHZ CPUs, each including 8 MB external cache
and 64 GB of memory combined with 9 Sun StorEdge A5200 modular disk arrays, totalling 2 TB of storage.
All the systems include state-of-the-art hardware specifications such as quad-speed CD-ROM drive, PCI Local Bus video, 64-bit graphics accelerator, 16-bit sound card, 16K internal/256K external cache
, 1 MB standard/2MB maximum video RAM, powered stereo speakers and microphone, and full duplex speaker phone with answering system.
For high performance applications, the V340HPC supports an external cache
for the MIPS 5000 series of processors.
This system comes equipped with 8MB RAM, 256K external cache
, a 425MB hard drive, Hercules VL-bus video accelerator card, 15" 1280x1024 .
Equipped with 2MB of external cache
, the 64-bit, 440 MHz UltraSPARC-IIi processor supports four 32-bit PCI devices at 33 MHz to provide the COMPstation U10-440 with plenty of system flexibility.
With its powerful IntelDX4(TM) 75MHz or 100MHz processors with integrated math coprocessor and 16KB of cache (128KB extra external cache
in 100MHz systems), the Versa M Series offers the ultimate in power and flexibility.