[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Earl Baugh earl at baugh.org
Wed Mar 12 12:16:18 CDT 2014

Michael-John Turner wrote :

> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 10:54:59PM -0400, Andrew Jones wrote:
> > In the SBus systems, particularly the pizzabox workstations, Sun managed
> to
> > hit both notes on a regular basis.
> Couldn't agree more. I'll always have a soft spot for the SS20, the first
> Sun system I ever used, c. 1996. It was running Solaris 2.5.1 and hooked up
> to a "massive" 20-odd GiB storage array.
> I still have one that I want to max out and run OpenStep on (I just need to
> find a $%#^ VSIMM). I have a pair of SM81s for it but they run awfully
> hot...

I have a soft spot for the first Sun system I used for work... though, I
feel old now,
given it was a Sun 3/110 :-)  and pretty new at the time.   When thru the
whole line
from there... lots of 3/X models, a 4/110, Sparcstation 1 (which was an
jump from any of the VME for speed at the time... one of the largest
deltas in performance... not necessarily the largest measurable X
(BTW, I have a 3/110 and 4/110 both that fire up here in my office... I'm
in the
process of coming up with replacement media for them, i.e. SCSI to
CF/SD/etc. but
am still going to mount that in a Sun shoebox [the original huge ones] to
keep the original
 look :-) ... and BTW 4 BNC to 13w3 to VGA actually works... at least with
the Viewsonic,
though seeing SunView on a LCD takes a bit mentally to process.. it feels
out of place,
like seeing someone from a looong time in your past showing up in your
current environment... )

Getting back to the original topic, I've got a Ultra 10 here.   I've got
SCSI in it now
(and SCSI drives) and a creator card (with 13w3...which I have plenty of
etc. for)   So, what "spare parts" should I ask Lionel to bring to the VCF
so I can
take them off his hands? :-)     What other "options" were out there, and
what would
you consider for maxing it out?


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