[rescue] Sun mod/hack: lunchbox style with Sun mobo?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 16 11:16:55 CST 2007

>From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
>Date: 2007/01/16 Tue AM 10:38:47 CST
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun mod/hack: lunchbox style with Sun mobo?

>" Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:58:36 -0600 (CST)
>" From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
>" >From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
>" >not luggable but the closest i can think of is the dell sff case, from
>" >at least the gx100 era.  
>" >[]
>" >i've always wanted one, and an axe board to stuff into it.
>" IIRC, that system is like the Optiplex GX150, and that system does
>" not use an ATX MB, it is more a mini ATX MB, and when installed in a
>" full-size case, has a second circuit borad next to it with additional
>" PCI slots on it. Oh, and at least in the GX150, the PCI slots are
>" "low profile", no conventional PCI cards fit...
>" A full size ATX MB (like the AXe MB) is actually quite large.
>shazbat.  you're right.
>did sun make any mini-atx boards?

None that I can see on their website (System Handbook/Components/System Boards) - The smallest "complete" system board appears to be the AXe (300 MHz, 256K cache, U5/10 style RAM) or if you don't need on-board video, the AX1105 mentioned earlier is the same size, but a faster system (500 MHz, 256K cache, SB100 style RAM). There are cPCI cards, but all appear larger, and require extensive support on-board (beyond simple ATX power supply) to boot.


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