[rescue] IBM RS/6000 MCA ESCON FCO work
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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