[SunRescue] Woah, a PCI Ultra 1
GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Mar 8 12:07:14 CST 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Lockwood [mailto:james at foonly.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 10:20 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] Woah, a PCI Ultra 1
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > James, why doesent Sun support the Creator in an Ultra5?
> Marketing. Sun needed a way to break into the low end
> workstation market
> while still charging a premium for those who can pay it.
> Many companies
> do the same thing, Intel is legendary for it.
> This reminds me of some older DEC systems that used identical
> boards for
> low and high end servers, just the low end ones had half the
> slots filled
> in with epoxy.
That must be a pain... I wonder if you could have told them you purchased
XXX high end server, but your cards don't seem to work, and gotten a
replacement board. :)
> Even though the Ultra 5 and 10 appear very "PC-like", the motherboard
> chipset is actually quite nice. The PCI bus implementation
> is very good
> for machines in their class.
I got a chance to look at the U5 case live for the first time today out at
one of the neighborhood shops, and they look almost as good as the SS5
sitting next to it, though with the drives slightly less conviently placed
(if you can consider anything about the media access on a pizza box
As for the PCI bus, I'm assuming that the U5 and U10 both have just a couple
of slots, on a single bus. What's the first multi-bus PCI SPARC?
And, while I'm at it, besides clock speed on the CPU, what are the
differences between the U1/140E, the U1/170E, and the U1/200E?
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