[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP
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Fri Jun 15 00:24:10 CDT 2001
Untrue. While they WILL be completely separate systems, they will
happily coexist in the same unmodified backplane if configured
properly. There are a bunch of them running a block up the street
from where I'm sitting.
On June 14, Kevin Loch wrote:
> 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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