AlphaServer ES47

AlphaServer ES47 was introduced in 2003 as a part of new line servers ES47/ES80/GS1280 based on new EV7 CPU. These servers are built using new chipset called Marvel, which is structured in building blocks called 2P blocks, standing for 2-processor blocks. AlphaServer ES47 is the first in the line. It has two variants: tower and rack. The tower variant is build using a single 2P block and thus has up to 2 CPUs. The rack version can have up to two 2P blocks and have up to 4CPUs.

Here are the characteristics:

  • The chipset is Marvel.
  • Enclosures: Tower and Rack/Cabinet.
  • Model variants:
    • Tower: 1x2P, 2 CPUs, 16GB RAM, 1AGP, 5PCI
    • Cabinet Model 2: 1x2P, 2 CPUs, 16GB RAM, 16PCI.
    • Cabinet Model 4: 2x2P, 4 CPUs, 32GB RAM, 32PCI.
  • 1-4 CPUs, EV7 (21364), 1GHz/1.15GHz, 1.75MB scache.
  • Up to 16GB/32GB.
  • Expansion:
    • Tower: 1 AGP, 5 PCI.
    • Rack: up to 4 AGP, up to 32 PCI
  • Runs OpenVMS starting from 7.3-1 + update kit or later.
  • Runs Tru64 starting from 5.1B + IPK or later.

AlphaServer ES47 can be replaced by AlphaVM-Pro. Please note that ES47 uses one of the fastest produced Alpha CPUs – EV7. The host system must be modern and have the CPU with the high clock speed to have adequate virtual Alpha system performance.