[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP

Kevin Loch rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 17:24:26 CDT 2001

Not only do they not work together as one system, you cannot
use them in the same chassis without gutting the VME interconnects.


Rob wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently picked up a Sun 670/MP, and a spare cpu board, and it would be
> really nifty if I could get them to both work at the same time.  From talking
> to Wise People, it would seem that  I can't get them to work as one computer
> with shared resources: is that correct?  If I read the FAQ correctly, I am
> talking about two fully populated (4cpu, 128 mb) 501-1899 boards, but I can't
> find the number on the boards to confirm the model number.
> If that is the case, I read in a different FAQ something about being able to
> make them work as multiple independent computers.  Unfortunately, all it says
> about *how* to do this is it would be 'tricky'.  This is from
> http://www.sunhelp.org/faq/sunref2.html , "Miscellaneous Questions and
> Answers" #9 .   Does anyone have any information about how to do this?
> I apologize if this is a common question.  I tried looking through the
> archives, but if there is a search feature, I couldn't find it.
> TIA,
> - Rob
> .
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