[rescue] 670MP windfall in the surplus diving frenzy today.....
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 16:12:45 CDT 2001
I didn't know that NetBSD did multi head stuff.
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On June 20, BSD Bob the old greybeard BSD freak wrote:
> > OK, with some trepidation, I lugs meself away a sort of 670MP box,
> > today, from the surplus feeding frenzy diving pit.
> Have no trepidation, my friend. The 4/600 is, in my opinion, the
> finest piece of hardware Sun has ever produced. Run it with pride.
> > It appears to have a Ross CYM6002K addin board of some kind (6 hat
> > chips on it plus two surface mount chips), and is full of 501-1739
> > ram sticks. No cabling was present. One drive is left, and a slow
> > single-speed cdrom (full height) is present (will this work on my
> > older 3/xxx machines?).
> > 1. What speed/rating is this cpu?
> It's probably an SM100...an utter piece of trash. Sell it on eBay
> and pick up an SM41 for a few bucks. It will perform much, much
> better. An SM100 is an early dual 40MHz cacheless processor. An SM41
> (also at 40MHz) will kick its ass up and down the street.
> > 2. What is the Ross thingie, and is it good for much?
> The Ross thingie is the processor module.
> > 3. What cable is needed to hook back up into the internal box
> > drive cabling system (I am assuming a small HD50 cable of
> > some sort.
> A regular HD50 cable should do the trick...the other end will need
> to be an HD50 or a DB50 depending on the version of the box you've got.
> > 4. What SunOS levels will run on it, although I will probably load
> > up NetBSD if possible.
> It's a sun4m machine...I don't recall when support for them was
> introduced, but I've run SunOS4.1.4 on lots of them. They should also
> run recent Solaris (up to what release I'm not sure)...but
> NetBSD/sparc runs REALLY well on them, and is an absolute pleasure to
> use on that hardware.
> Picture this. Take that 4/600 board out of the '70 box and put it
> into a 3-slot (4/110-style) box. Put two CG6 framebuffers in it,
> running to two big 20" tubes. Pick up an SM61 and slap it on the
> board. Load up NetBSD. That makes for one really nice workstation!
> -Dave McGuire
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