Sovereign 3970 Specifications.

AMD Dual Opteron server motherboard, E-ATX form factor

AMD® Opteron® Model 2XX processors, .13 or .09 micron, 1M L2 cache, Socket 940, single core
AMD® Opteron® Model 2X5 processors, .09 micron, 2M1 L2 cache, Socket 940, dual core
64-bit integer registers, 128-bit SSE/SSE2 registers
48-bit virtual addresses, 40-bit physical addresses
AMD 64-bit x86 instruction set extensions

AMD-8111 HyperTransport I/O Hub
AMD-8131 HyperTransport PCI-X Tunnel

Memory Subsystem:
Eight DIMM banks supporting up to 16GB DDR400 or 32GB DDR333 ECC registered SDRAM memory
Dual channel (128-bit) memory bus supporting 11.4 GB/s (DDR333) or 12.8 GB/s (DDR400) accumulated memory bandwidth

Note: To enable 128-bit memory bus, memory modules must be populated in pairs.
Note: To enable NUMA, a minimum of two modules are required per processor.

Graphic Subsystem:
Integrated ATI Rage XL 8MB

Hard Disk Subsystem:
Up to sixteen Serial ATA hard drives in capacity from 80GB to 500GB. These drives can be configured as standalone unit or hardware RAID, level 0, 1, 5, 10, hotspare supported

ATA Subsystem:
Integrated dual channel Ultra ATA/133 controllers

SCSI Subsystem:
(3970-TR) Two 3Ware Escalade 9500S-8MI Serial ATA RAID controllers, Multi-lane, RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10 & JBOD, 64-bit/66mhz, 128MB ECC cache, optional Battery Backup Unit (BBU)

(3970-TR2) One 3Ware Escalade 9550SX-16ML Serial ATA II RAID controller, RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10 & JBOD, 64-bit/133mhz PCI-X, 256MB ECC cache, optional Battery Backup Unit (BBU)

CD-ROM Subsystem:

Sound Subsystem:

Network Subsystem:
Two onboard Broadcom BMC5704C 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet adapters
Optional Intelligent Platform Management Interface

System Slots:
Four (4) 64-bit/100MHz bus mastering PCI-X slots2
Two (2) 32-bit/33MHz bus mastering PCI slots
One (1) IPMI slot

System I/O:
One (1) RS-232C 16550 serial port
Two (2) USB 1.1 ports
One (1) PS/2 Mini DIN keyboard port
One (1) PS/2 Mini DIN mouse port
Two (2) RJ-45 Ethernet ports
One (1) 15-pin VGA port

Floppy Drive:
1.44MB slim floppy drive



ASL 3U Rack mount chassis, FCC Class B
One (1) slim CDROM bay
One (1) slim FD bay
650W hotswap and triple redundant EPS12V power supply
Dimensions: 5.25" (H) x 19" (W) x 27" (D)
Four Multi-lane SATA backplanes

  • Activity LED connector for each hard drive
  • Sixteen (16) hotswap SATA 1" hard drive bays

Three (3) 8cm hotswap centered fans
Three (3) 4cm hotswap centered fans
Two (2) 6cm rear fans
Sliding rails kit

Preinstalled Software:
Red Hat Linux with ASL optimized kernel, 32-bit or 64-bit operating system

  1. Each processor core has 1M L2 cache.
  2. Slot is incompatible with 5V PCI add-on card.
Phone: 1.877.ASL.3535