[rescue] Things to do with VMEbus chassis

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Mon Sep 22 20:17:37 CDT 2014

Evening all,

I've recently come to have several VMEbus chassis in my garage (from a 
storage controller...don't think they're 100% standard though).  Some of 
the fingers are wider, looks to be for more pins labelled as "I/O Module". 
There are 2 labelled CPU and 2 labelled I/O...it was a dual-68k-based 
storage controller controlling 400 drives (likely across the 3 racks I 
have if not more believe?) so it is a fairly safe bet it's VMEbus. The 
columns labelled ISE are either for 3-fingered cards or 3 rows of 
one-fingered cards.

Any ideas for what I can run in these/what to toss in them?  External PSU 
needed...but I can't imagine that being TOO difficult to come by.

(Unrelated, but can APC SmartUPSes (old ones) designed for 220VAC 
operation be modified to run on 110/120VAC?  Either trivially or 
non-trivially.  More as a lesson in theory of operation)

Cory Smelosky
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