[rescue] Time to replace the IPX

Eric Webb ttlchaos at randomc.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:21 CST 2003

On Tuesday 25 November 2003 08:39 pm, Scott Newell wrote:
> >IBM, well. The 43P-{100|133|140} machines are supported by NetBSD, but
> >not by the latest AIX. So they may be cheap to get. The installer is
> >broken, so you need a bit of hand work to get it on the disk. At the
> >moment I run NetBSD/prep on a 43P-100 and it works well.
> Having a hard time finding specs online...is that 10/100 networking
> onboard?  SCA drives?  Is memory cheap and easy to find?

7043-140's only have 10Mbit onboard.  7043-150's have 10/100.
(Our 7043-140's at work all have a PCI 10/100 card in them... 3com, I think?)

How fast is a 7043-140?  That depends.  They came in 200's, 233's, and 332's 
that I've seen myself (clock speed).  I dunno, I'd guess a 332 compares to a 
U5-ish machine.. prolly not a higher-end U30.  Who wants to compare 604e's 
and uSPARCs for me?

I don't believe any of the 7043s take SCA drives.  I believe they're all 
68-pin SE.

Not sure on RAM.  Someone else please chime in (Sridhar?)


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