[rescue] Wazzit worth? Rare Sparc 10-SX

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Mar 3 18:37:28 CST 2005

" From: Shawn Wallbridge <shawn at synack-hosting.com>
" On 3-Mar-05, at 4:53 PM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
" > a couple of years ago i would have salivated heavily over this.  i
" > wanted one set up just about that way...  but now i've got my ultra 20
" > it's just, well...
" Ultra 20?

formally, 'sparcengine ultra 20', made by sme to replace the
sparcengine 5 and/or 20 in industrial embedded apps.  those were the
bare motherboards from the ss5 and ss20, and the ultra 20 is the same
size; it even uses a modified sparc-20 rear panel.  i have mine in a
sparc-4 server chassis.

it's a bit of an orphan; appears to be a u1e chipset but the cpu
[300MHz] is socketed u2-style and uname -i says it's an ultra-2 too.
i'd like to update the obp from 3.7.8, but a few years ago i read -
perhaps on this list - of someone who tried a u2 image and turned his
u20 into a paperweight.  maybe he just missed something - but he had a
400MHz cpu, which isn't mentioned in the two docs i found, the only
things mentioning 'ultra 20' on sun's entire website.  and the system
manual was marked 'preliminary'!

afaict there is absolutely no support for this creature on sunsolve or
docs, nothing whatsoever.  i'd like to be proven wrong...

i'm still looking for a few things - a late-model aurora chassis, the
one that takes a full-size cdrom; the little 3rd-fan kit that blows on
the hd area; a ss5 cd-to-motherboard digital audio cable.  and of
course i'd like to trade my 32M dimms for 128M ones...
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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