[SunRescue] Q: SS/20 fan kit, other...
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Mon Oct 30 11:47:41 CST 2000
On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 09:56:39AM -0500, Ken Hansen wrote:
> My system has a 4 Meg VSIMM, I have seen references that make me
> I can add a second VSIMM, but that makes no sense (MB only has one
> connector) - can I? Was there an SBUS card that carried a second
> 13W3 out
> of the box to support dual-headed operation?
Yes. You can add a second VSIMM, but you need the 13w3 "header card" that goes
> This system appears to have been an embedded system - when these
> units were
> new (1995), was a VSIMM cheaper than a 24 bit SBUS card? I am
> wondering why
> the folks that spec'd this system decided to go for the VSIMM
The VSIMM was faster than the only other 24-bit option at the time, which was
a ZX/LEO card. Probably cheaper too.
> Is the internal framebuffer (4 Meg VSIMM) supported by the open OSs
> *BSD, etc.) at 24 bit depth, or do I have to run Solaris to take
> advantage of the
I think Linux supports it.
> How well do the open OSs (Linux, *BSD, etc.) support SMP on
Not well. I dont think any of the BSDs support it at all, but Linux will
> How pokey is an SM50 in relation to an SM41 or an SM51? I don't know
> what I
> will use the system for, but I do have an SM41 on the shelf (as well
> as 2 SM30s).
> Most likely it will be used for general interactive use and maybe as
> a file server.
SM51 is much faster than a SM50 - the difference being 1mb of Level2
> And on related topics:
> Can an SS/20 CD-ROM be installed in an SS/5 case?
Same case (if its an aurora 1 with the 1/3rd Height cdrom); the only difference
is the motherboard.
> What size/type drives can be placed in a Sun 911 case? I think I can
> get one
> with 4 drive brackets for a decent price.
Anything that fits and wont over heat.
mrbill at mrbill.net
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