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The systemboard design is/was only for UltraSPARC-IIIi modules.
The processor socket form factor is incompatible. The underlying design (comparable to the chipset functionality in an x86 box) is incompatible.
If you own a SB2500 and are hoping for some sort of upgrade path, it may be less expensive to go get an Ultra45 Workstation on eBay.
Thanks for the fast response and informitive answer.
The following is a link to a diagram of the SB2500 systemboard.
It is from a web site that mirrors an ancient copy of Sun's "Sun System Handbook".
It's not an Oracle-hosted web site. I sometimes find it of use for basic information.
Cool! That will definitely come in handy. Also, I haven't got my 2500 yet so I'm wondering how well it does for stuff such as matlab and possibly hd video playback/encoding etc. Would you have any insight?
UltraSPARC-III era cpu modules compare very favorably with Intel processors of the same era.
So if you are familiar with Pentium-4 processors running at approximately 1.3GHz, then you'll be able to anticipate what your Sunblade 2500 and its US-III modules will do for you.
You can spend a bit of time spent with Google for further information.
Ok thanks very much!