[rescue] Seeking early Sun Pizzabox systems

James Birdsall jwb-tech at picarefy.com
Thu May 9 16:20:54 CDT 2013

Sun-2 came in both multibus and VME flavors. The 2/50 is about the only VME
Sun-2 that you'll see these days, because there was a trade-up program to turn
your big Sun-2 VME server into a 3/1xx.

The 3/140 isn't really a pizza box, it's a 3-slot chassis that was normally
stood on end. The 3/75, which the op didn't list, was a 2-slot pizza box in
the style of the 2/50, where the CPU board had a double-width backplate with a
cutout for the SCSI connector. The 3/75 CPU was of the 3/1xx family.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jonathan Katz" <jon at jonworld.com>
Sent: b5/b9/b2013 1:52 PM
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Subject: Re: [rescue] Seeking early Sun Pizzabox systems

501-1249 && 501-1166. The 1166 is rough; I think the cat peed on it.

Sent from my mobile device. Please pardon any brevity.

On May 9, 2013, at 16:44, mc68010 <mc68010 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/9/2013 1:17 PM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
>> On May 9, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Oliver Cromwell <vintagehacker at gmail.com>
>>> Hello rescuers..
>>> I am trying to add to my early Sun collection (which today consists
>>> primarily of Sparcstation 2's up to 20's).  I want to add early Sun 2 & 3
>> I have some Sun 2 VME cards, one is an IPI disk controller, the other is a
>> tape controller of some sort. I can pull the sun p/n's later. Shipping
>> be from 46219.
> Those would be Sun 3 boards . Sun 2 used MultiBus cards. IPI was sort of a
later thing too. I used to have a 9gb IPI drive on my 4/260 the size of a VW
beetle engine. The whole house would vibrate when it spun up. It was awesome.
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