Out here on the Island of Misfit Servers (or "Leaf-Node," if you prefer), you never know who (or what) will show up next, and
the latest arrival is "Tenaya," the almost mythical Sun Enterprise T3120 1U server:
Widely announced but never released, Tenaya was supposed to come out as a lower-cost alternative to Sun's family of pricier "Coolthreads" systems. Few
people have ever seen one in person and lived to tell the tale, and there are precious few pictures of a real live T3120 to be found anywhere on the net, so
I'm putting some up myself to change that.
Wrapped around Sun's second generation Niagara T2 processor, Tenaya sports 8 CPU cores, 64 simultaneous threads, 32GB FB-DIMM RAM, and a
couple of expansion slots including a pair of low-profile x8 PCI-express
slots and slots for a duet of Sun's flash modules (which I won't be getting unless I find an amazing deal on them) and, oh yes, an upward-facing USB
port that's about half an inch below the cover justting upwards right in the middle of the mainboard. You could put one of those super-short USB drives
on it--the kind that's barely bigger than the connector itself--but most USB drives, including all the ones shaped like cute animals, are not going to fit.