[rescue] Dual Ross SparcPlug rackmount with HS180 processors (available again!)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 16:09:17 CDT 2013

There shouldn't be any interconnect, these were intended as plug-in compute
nodes to get Solaris on a desktop PC.

Once upon a time, there was a need for many users to need both PC and Solaris
on their desktop, and there were many ways to do it - in software (WABI), as
add-in hardware (SunPCI), and Remote Desktop solutions that fed Solaris users
PC desktops from x86 servers in the Datacenter.

These 'plugs' were designed to go in a tower PC in place of a full-height HD,
leech off the PC power supply (as I recall) and had SCSI and Ethernet drops on
the back.

They were real SPARC computers running real Solaris, with 'zero footprint'...


On Apr 25, 2013, at 4:53 PM, Tom Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 04/25/2013 04:36 PM, Kevin Bowling wrote:
>> Can you upload a pic?  Is it two independent nodes or is there any tie
>> between the two (mgmt, etc)?
> I'll try to get some pics, but I don't remember there being any sort of
> interconnect. I think they just wanted to be able to rackmount these
> systems.
> ~tom
> ==
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