[rescue] Perverse Question

Al Potter apotter at spankingnuns.com
Sat Jun 7 10:03:52 CDT 2003

rnovak at indyramp.com said:
> Note that this is probably also the case with many Sun systems which
> are capable of powering up via keyboard. I just thought of this. I
> can't remember if the IPX and IPC and ilk work with keyboard-initiated
> powerup,

Good Thought!

The IPC/IPXen don't work that way, but I _think_ the Classic/LXen do.

I've also considered using something like this:


which is designed to snap into the atx PS connector on the mini-itx board, 
and which wants a single 12v lead, which I cannot imagine NOT being 
available from the sun PS.

rnovak at indyramp.com said:
> Maybe some of the people who want you dead for wanting to use a good
> case will send you some free Cycle upgrade boards for these critters.
> :) There were Cycle 5-IP boards that would take you as high as 125mhz
> MicroSPARC.

I actually thought about this as an option, but these boards are HARD to 
find.  I honestly suspect a lot of them got shitcanned at some point because 
no one realized the IPC/IPX in question had been upgraded.

The upside of a mini-itx solution is that it is x86, and that is where the 
cluster work is really going on in earnest.  The easiest to get up and going 
as far as I can tell is based on Openmosix.  There's a modified Knoppix CD 
that lets you boot a machine, start a mosix terminal server, and then boot 
the rest of the cluster off of it, all without installing anything on a 


BTW, if you haven't discovered Knoppix, you're missing something.


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