[rescue] Things to do with VMEbus chassis

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Mon Sep 22 22:07:57 CDT 2014

On Mon, 22 Sep 2014, Cory Smelosky wrote:

> 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)

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David Griffith
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu

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