[rescue] newest rescue
nraymond at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 16:19:42 CST 2016
So here I guess I show my (relative) youth, having never used a 680x0 Sun
workstation (just SPARC stuff), what's the draw, exactly? At that time I
was excited by the Mac IIfx and AU/X and the NeXT computers, both of which
struck me as advanced machines from a VLSI design perspective. From the
photos I've seen of Sun 680x0 workstations, their motherboards have what
look like an insane number of chips (surely not 74-series logic?) which at
first blush looks primitive to me. What am I missing? Or is it the software
they ran in that era?
On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 5:05 PM, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> OMG, nice snag....We had a bunch of those in our lab...brings back nice
> memories. Congrats and pics after bootup pls...
> Much jealous and envy...
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Walter Belgers <walter+rescue at belgers.com>
> > Hi all,
> > I just broke a promise to my wife (and myself). I promised to collect
> > no
> > bigger than then SparcCenter 1000. But when you come across a 3/470, how
> > can
> > you not rescue it from the garbage heap?
> > It has a 501 1550 CPU board with a 501 1532 cg6 framebuffer (quite
> > I
> > guess - it also comes with keyboard, mouse and colour monitor). There s a
> > 501
> > 1217 SCSI controller, a 501 1102 RAM board (8MB) and a board marked
> > DATARAM .
> > Is this a memory caching board? It has a bunch of LEDs on it.
> > The system supposedly does not boot up (haven t tried yet). The boards
> > been pulled out and put back again, not necessarily in the same slot. Is
> > there
> > something I need to know about slot locations for these board? I vaguely
> > remember some quirks with other Suns in this respect.
> > Cheers,
> > Walter.
> > --
> > Walter Belgers
> > walter at belge.rs -=- http://belge.rs/
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