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Introduction

This page contains information about the FreeBSD port to Fujitsu’s SPARC64® and Oracle’s UltraSPARC® architectures. Discussion of this port takes place on the freebsd-sparc mailing list.

Status

UltraSPARC is a Tier 2 architecture through FreeBSD 12.x. It is no longer supported in FreeBSD 13.0 and later.

Hardware List

A summary of supported systems follows. SMP is supported on all supported systems that contain more than 1 processor. For full details, please see the hardware notes of the release you are using.

  • Naturetech GENIALstation 777S

  • Sun Blade 100

  • Sun Blade 150

  • Sun Enterprise 150

  • Sun Enterprise 220R

  • Sun Enterprise 250

  • Sun Enterprise 420R

  • Sun Enterprise 450

  • Sun Fire B100s (support for the on-board NICs first appeared in 8.1-RELEASE)

  • Sun Fire V100

  • Sun Fire V120

  • Sun Netra(T) T1 100/105

  • Sun Netra T1 AC200/DC200

  • Sun Netra t 1100

  • Sun Netra t 1120

  • Sun Netra t 1125

  • Sun Netra t 1400/1405

  • Sun Netra 120

  • Sun Netra X1

  • Sun SPARCEngine® Ultra AX1105

  • Sun SPARCEngine Ultra AXe

  • Sun SPARCEngine Ultra AXi

  • Sun SPARCEngine Ultra AXmp

  • Sun SPARCEngine CP1500

  • Sun Ultra(T) 1

  • Sun Ultra 1E

  • Sun Ultra 2

  • Sun Ultra 5

  • Sun Ultra 10

  • Sun Ultra 30

  • Sun Ultra 60

  • Sun Ultra 80

  • Sun Ultra 450

These systems are partially supported by FreeBSD. In particular, the fibre channel controllers in SBus-based systems are not supported. However, it is possible to use these with a SCSI controller supported by the esp(4) driver (Sun ESP SCSI, Sun FAS Fast-SCSI and Sun FAS366 Fast-Wide SCSI controllers).

  • Sun Enterprise 3500

  • Sun Enterprise 4500

Starting with 7.2-RELEASE, sparc64 systems based on Sun UltraSPARC III and beyond are also supported by FreeBSD, which includes these known working systems:

  • Sun Blade 1000

  • Sun Blade 1500

  • Sun Blade 2000

  • Sun Blade 2500

  • Sun Fire 280R

  • Sun Fire V210

  • Sun Fire V215 (support first appeared in 7.3-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE)

  • Sun Fire V240

  • Sun Fire V245 (support first appeared in 7.3-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE)

  • Sun Fire V250

  • Sun Fire V440 (support for the on-board NICs first appeared in 7.3-RELEASE and 8.0-RELEASE)

  • Sun Fire V480 (501-6780 and 501-6790 centerplanes only, for which support first appeared in 7.3-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE, other centerplanes might work beginning with 8.3-RELEASE and 9.0-RELEASE)

  • Sun Fire V880

  • Sun Fire V890 (support first appeared in 7.4-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE, non-mixed Ultrasparc IV/IV+ CPU-configurations only)

  • Sun Netra 20/Netra T4

These Sun UltraSPARC systems are not tested but are believed to also be supported by FreeBSD:

  • Sun Fire V125

  • Sun Fire V490 (support first appeared in 7.4-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE, non-mixed Ultrasparc IV/IV+ CPU-configurations only)

Starting with 7.4-RELEASE and 8.1-RELEASE, sparc64 systems based on Fujitsu SPARC64 V are also supported by FreeBSD, which includes these known working systems:

  • Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER® 250

These Fujitsu SPARC64 systems have not been tested but are believed to also be supported by FreeBSD:

  • Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 450

  • Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 650

  • Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 850

If you have a system that is not listed here, please try it and let us know about it.

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