[rescue] DG AViiON kit
francini at mac.com
Sun Aug 19 09:16:32 CDT 2007
You're right. The last ones (just before EMC bought them and shut
down everything but storage) were Intel. $WORK-3 had a giant-sized
NUMA contraption with 16 CPUs and a raft of (small) disks, on loan
from DG to do database characterization work. After DG got eaten by
EMC, they didn't want it back. If I recall correctly, it stayed in
the computer room, powered off, for about 2-3 years before it finally
was sold off to a salvager.
At 10:10 -0400 8/19/07, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > That won't work. Tru64 is for the DEC->Compaq->HP Alpha processor;
>> DG AViiON systems use x86 processors with some proprietary interfaces
>> and peripherals. They need DG/UX, not Tru64, sorry to say...
>Older DG's were 88K I thought? I had one. Never got it working cause I
>didn't have periperherals... gave it to a friend, he pulled the vid card,
>and got rs232 output....
>It was a slender tower thing with this odd helicopter feet set that held
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
John Francini, francini at mac.com
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