[rescue] Fwd: Free Sun 3/470 (sun3x) stuff []Northern SF Bay area]

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Jul 26 14:37:43 CDT 2014


This is very nice hardware, I hope someone can rescue it.


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Subject: Free Sun 3/470 (sun3x) stuff
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:17:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeremy Cooper <jeremy at baymoo.org>
To: port-sun3 at netbsd.org, port-mvme68k at netbsd.org

I have the parts to a full 3/470 "Pegasus" machine ready to give away or
it will have to be recycled. I never got a chance to learn all the names
of these pieces, nor their exact part numbers. They include:

* A 12-slot desk-side 9U (three connector) VME chasis. It is not the
   original Sun chasis, it's a clone.

* About five memory boards.

* 3/470 "3400" main CPU board

* A couple of SCSI boards

* A color framebuffer board.

There are a couple of interesting feature on this sun3x machine that never
made it into NetBSD: the block copy accelerator and the page-zeroing
accelerator. It would be great if some kind NetBSD developer could take
this machine and use it to incorporate support for these devices into
NetBSD/sun3x, but I will gladly give the machine, or parts, to anyone who

The machine is located in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. I can drive
the chasis around the Bay Area (but no further). The boards, which are
perhaps more rare, still have their most recent shipping boxes and
packaging. These I will ship to anywhere in the US or Canada for free.

If you aren't interested in this hardware but know someone who might be,
please forward this message to them.


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