[rescue] You see a wild SPARCstation 20. What do?
rnovak at indyramp.com
Fri Jan 13 00:02:50 CST 2012
> > I pulled my old SS20 out of storage this weekend (in the course of
> > out my early-2000s storage spaces), and I'm thinking about putting it
> > use somehow.
> It all depends on whether you have a need or a want for the machine.
Also, dogs bark? :)
> 3. Put it in your DMZ and offer free accounts. See how many simultaneous
> users it can support. Declare a massive login-day event.
That might actually work.
> Truly the SS20 is no slower than it ws in 1992. It was a fantastic machine
> then and it is a fantastic machine now. It is too sad to see it used
> as a router. Have some fun with it. Retro computing can be fun.
> The idea of putting OpenStep on it sounds like fun as well.
On the upside, I just powered it up, and after a few reboots to track down
a bad simm and remove it, it seems to be pretty functional (and running
Solaris 8 108528-something).
SPARCstation 20 MP (2 X RT626), No Keyboard
ROM Rev. 2.25R hyperSPARC, 256 MB memory installed, Serial #7932865.
Ethernet address 12:2b:a0:7b:aa:9c, Host ID: 00790bc1.
I've found some affordable sbus pcmcia devices... wonder if those with
pcmcia-cf adapters would be bootable. I guess for $15 or so I could try.
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