[rescue] Re: You want balls?

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Jan 16 18:02:10 CST 2003

Don't suppose you want to part with that VME chassis ? :-)

SparcStation-3... I worked for Sun and never heard of that.
Was that person from CA ?  

I have a LX that was a prototype (obvious from just a serial # on 
the bottom and the fact it uses an IPC/IPX top, spot for "SparcStation LX"
is in the wrong place and wrong size for the production label.... I have
one "printed" on a clear platic that was the "proto" for it)... but then
I'm in MA, and the Classic/LX were east coast projects... 

I also have a 486i (of which I think there were less than 200 made and
they were all prototype/demo).  It too was an east coast project.

The SS10/SS20 I'm sure were west coast projects so all the prototype goodies
would have been out of CA.

-- Curt

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>On Thursday, January 16, 2003, at 04:29 PM, James Lockwood wrote:
>>> I don't know about 4-slot, but I have a six-slot analogue to the 110 
>>> case
>>> (not much wider than 6 slots, and not a lot taller... unlike the 330 
>>> with
>>> the drive spaces... the six slot is narrower than a 330 and probably 
>>> 2/3
>>> the weight). They do exist. I think I have a 600mp memory board and a
>>> jaguar board in mine, possibly a 600mp system board too, don't 
>>> remember.
>>> It's buried in the computer room.
>> That's the x50.  They're relatively rare, the only config I remember 
>> them
>> being sold in was the 3/150.  I had my 4/600 board in one for a while,
>> making a "4/650".  Nice case, plenty of VME room for most things and 
>> still
>> "desktopable" for sufficiently large values of desk.  Cooling on the 
>> x30
>> was better though.
>   I have one whose badge is labeled "4/150".  Of course I got it from a 
>guy who has two SS10 chassis that say "SPARCstation-3" on the front, so 
>who knows if they ever actually sold them in that configuration! ;)
>   Anyway those 6-slotters are nice chassis, I like them a lot.  I once 
>built a "mondo Xterm" in one, back in 1993 or so.  I used a 3/200 CPU, 
>a CG5 framebuffer, and two 8MB memory boards.  It netbooted Xkernel.  
>It was (for the day)...glorious. 8-)
>         -Dave
>Dave McGuire           "She's a cheek pincher.  I have scars."
>St. Petersburg, FL                          -Gary Nichols
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