[rescue] Would an Ultra 30 w/300 MHz CPU and 128 Meg RAM make a nice works tation?

Bran Tregare rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 22 20:52:40 CDT 2001

Ok, I'll byte :)  Ehat the heck is a UPA connector?

At 04:53 AM 6/22/01 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Ken Hansen wrote:
> > IIRC, they have dual SCSI chains, lots of uni-processor expandability, etc.
>Only one SCSI chain.  2 internal drive bays which can take SCA drives in
>SPUD brackets.
>Dual UPA connectors so you can run 2 Creator/Elite framebuffers if you
>want and not take up a single PCI slot.  4 64-bit PCI slots for plenty of
>fast expansion.  16 DIMM slots for up to 2GB RAM.  I love mine, it's my
>main desktop machine.
> > (What would be an appropriate framebuffer to run in this box, and what
> > would it cost?)
>A Creator or Creator3D.  Cost should be anywhere from $50-200 depending on
>how good of a deal you find.  If you don't need really high resolutions or
>fast OpenGL the regular Creator is a good buy.  Make sure you get a
>vertical ("PCI form factor") version.
> > Price is *well under* $500 to me.
>That's IMHO insanely good.  The only things I would do would be to add
>memory (SS20 32MB DIMMs are cheap and work great) and a Creator card.  The
>CPU modules have been known to go for over $300.
>You can also use a 400MHz/2MB module, even though it's not offically
>System Configuration:  Sun Microsystems  sun4u Sun Ultra 30 UPA/PCI 
>(UltraSPARC-II 400MHz)
>System clock frequency: 100 MHz
>Memory size: 256 Megabytes
>========================= CPUs =========================
>                     Run   Ecache   CPU    CPU
>Brd  CPU   Module   MHz     MB    Impl.   Mask
>---  ---  -------  -----  ------  ------  ----
>  0     0     0      400     2.0   US-II    10.0
>The jumper settings for the U60 work fine.
> > I am assuming this would blow away an Ultra 1/170e w/Creator graphics 
> at 25%
>Easily, it's a rocking box.  Miles better than the U5/U10 in many ways as
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