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