[rescue] Rescued IPC -> SS5-85 critter
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Mon Jun 23 16:36:31 CDT 2003
On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Robert Novak wrote:
> I picked up a pair of IPCs this weekend, one of which has been upgraded to
> a MicroSPARC II 85mhz cpu (I'm guessing Cycle 5-IP board). Alas, it seems
> to have AUI ethernet and mini-DIN serial.
Nice score. I'd love one of those... lunchbox size, sparc 5 performance...
> Anyone know offhand if the db25 that is in the "frame buffer" space on the
> back is parallel, or serial? I don't think they'd have been generous
> enough to do mini-DIN and db serial, but I do think the guy included a
> suitable mini-DIN to null modem cable (if I can remember where I stuffed
> it in the car).
If you can't find one, I should be able to spare a mini-DIN to DB25
adapter. One of the official sun ones too =)
> Also, looks like it can take 224MB with 8x4MB 30pin and 6x32MB 72pin, all
> true parity? Any noteworthy performance issues with mixing them?
I'm guessing, but it shouldn't make a difference. I'm sure the
required grouping of RAM (like adding 30pins in groups of 4) would
take care of most issues...
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