[rescue] SM81 CPUs anyone?

Steven M Jones smj+rescue at crash.com
Fri Mar 10 04:28:07 CST 2017

On 03/09/2017 23:09, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
>> From: Steven M Jones <smj+rescue at crash.com>
>> Well, the SM91 modules will work in an SS20... briefly. [...]
> Wow, I thought SM91 modules were extinct.  Never heard of anyone still
> actually trying to run one, especially in anything with less airflow than a
> SC2k.

Well this wasn't recent, I bought them on eBay in 2001. I wasn't sure a
"rare SM-92 90MHz" was a real thing, but I went ahead anyway. When I got
them the only thing I had with a hope of running was the SS20, so I gave
it a shot. They may have inspired me to start hunting an SS1000...

>> Still hoping an SS1000E will come my way some day...
> I'm not quite ready to part with mine yet... 8 x SM81, 2GB, DAT, CD, and a
> boatload of 4- and 9GB disks on multiple SCSI buses, running Solaris 7
> (wanted to do OpenStep/PDO on it as a backend for a goofy app I was
> considering years ago :-)

The SS1000 was the most practical 8 CPU system I thought I could get my
hands on back then, and it seemed a shame not to hold out for the 50MHz
bus in the E once I had all those SM81s and 50MHz system boards...


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