[rescue] challenge L backplane

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Fri May 7 14:21:11 CDT 2004

It sounds like you want a Challenge XL ;-)


On 7-May-04, at 1:59 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> Geoff Koehler writes ...
>> In a nutshell, a deskside onyx backplane will support up to IR
>> graphics, but only has a slot for 1 CPU board (up to 4CPU's), and 1 
>> MC3
>> board (2 G??).  The Challenge L backplane has no graphics support, but
>> has more memory and CPU slots.
> Heh.  The Challenge L can't take enough CPU or memory boards to suit 
> me as
> it is.  The doco says you can get 8-way memory interleaving if you 
> have four
> memory boards, but the L only has room for three.  On the other hand, 
> it you
> can have something like 15 or 20 SCSI busses....
> I'd swap my Challenge L backplane for one with more eBUS slots and 
> fewer VME
> slots, but the Onyx backplane is the wrong direction.
> -Shel
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