[rescue] Sun GT (graphics tower) model 347
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Tue May 23 20:51:10 CDT 2006
In article <Pine.BSO.4.62.0605231619470.11143 at luvewe.bonch.org>,
Janet Campbell <janet at foonly.com> writes:
> It's not quite a stock VME chassis, there are some cooling differences and
> I thought some additional P2 bus wiring 'twixt slots - we had a prototype
> though, so I'm not sure if things changed.
There is a connector spanning two cards on the rear of the card cage
that says "pixel bus" -- is this what you're referring to about the
additional P2 bus wiring?
> The host interface was an sbus card with a big wide connector on the back
> (looks like a wide SCSI connector, but wider). [...]
I don't suppose there's any chance of a part number?
Is this on the list of cards on sunhelp.org?
> There were driver files only for sun4c and sun4m, and only up to Solaris
> 2.4. [...]
In other words, I'll need a period sun4 in order to run the thing,
which I kinda expected. The hard part would be getting the interface
bits -- Sbus card, cabling and driver software.
> less buggy). It's an interesting bit of history (and cost something over
> $50k brand new) but it was never a great piece of hardware.
Do you know what year it was produced? There isn't much
chronology/timeline information on sunhelp.org.
> > Any suggestions on where to dig out more information on this guy?
> Old Sun FE Handbooks, or old Sun FE's. ;)
Can you tell me which Sun FE Handbook might have information?
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