[rescue] WTB: Ultra 60/80

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri May 6 22:16:02 CDT 2005

>From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>Date: Fri May 06 11:02:18 CDT 2005
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: Ultra 60/80

>Thu, 05 May 2005 @ 21:30 -0400, Lionel Peterson said:
>> I'd suggest a CycleQuad, available off eBay for about$75 after S/H, then 
>> get a couple Ultra 2 systems (with CPUs and RAM atleast), and combine the 
>> parts to make a fast system (4x300 MHz, 2 MB cache is a nice machine, of 
>> course, PCI graphics will either be low-end, or expensive)
>Is there no hope of getting a fast PC graphics card working on a PCI
>based Sun?

Well, not sure, but my thoughts would be:

PC card, no - need OpenBoot on the card - think Mac, not PC

Fast card? Well, it would have to be PCI, and there aren't that many PCI-based 
Mac cards to begin with, so it could be tough...

Fast is a relative term, there are faster PCI cards that will work, but they 
are rare and expensive (I suspect)... Why not add a dedicated 100 Mb/sec 
Ethernet connection to a fast computer acting as an XTerminal?

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