[rescue] IBM RS/6000 MCA ESCON FCO work

r.stricklin bear at typewritten.org
Tue Feb 15 17:38:49 CST 2005

On Feb 15, 2005, at 12:52 PM, Jochen Kunz wrote:

>> I recently took possession of an MCA ESCON adapter (5-3, 99F3762).
> 99F3762? I have two ESCON adapters in a R20. They are marked with
> "P/N 55H4475" and "FRU 61G2916", on the blue handle is a sticker with
> "ARTIC960", but no "99F3762".

The ARTIC is a flexible serial communication interface ("a real time 
interface coprocessor") It gives you a user-programmable, real-time, 
multitasking environment, on top of which you can implement custom or 
proprietary protocols on top of frame relay (E1, T1), v.35, x.25, 
RS-232, RS-422, etc. depending on which interface card the processor 
card is fitted with.  Or you can stick with the "standard" protocols 
and save yourself some work.

If it does ESCON I am not aware of it. I'm nearly positive it doesn't.


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