[rescue] 360 from Nuremberg
ejb at trick-1.net
Wed Jun 5 17:13:17 CDT 2019
good description of the board over at CHM...
that's 2 know boards :-) Things are on the up....maybe you could ask if you could borrow it for Proof of Concept and reverse engineering....
On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, at 7:43 AM, Mike Ross wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 9:31 AM Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> > On 6/5/19 5:19 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> > > Well I need two things, one rather rare, one almost extinct:
> > >
> > > - A Sun machine to use for a front-end for the Connection Machines, a
> > > SPARCserver-630 would be ideal since I know one has been used for this
> > job
> > > elsewhere.
> > > - The special VME board, made by TMC, that allows the above machine to
> > act
> > > as a front-end!
> > I imagine that VME board is going to be the really tough one.
> 'Really tough' barely begins to describe it. There is one - ONE - known to
> exist on this planet, and it's in the SPARCserver-630 that is part of a
> complete, 'should be working' CM-200A system at the Musee Bolo in
> It's possible the board from that machine may be physically or functionally
> reverse-engineered, or cloned - I have some heavyweight assistance in this
> project! But much better if I could scare up another board of course. Which
> is unlikely but not impossible; the front-end Sun may have been retained
> and repurposed by whatever institution owned the CM after the CM itself was
> scrapped or otherwise taken away, and then sold or ended up in the hands of
> a hacker, collector, or a Sun dealer,
> This is the board in question:
> Critically, the Swiss museum also have all CM-2 software on the disks from
> the SPARCserver-630 - and that's the the only copy of the software known to
> exist! Without it, it's a boat anchor. They're in the process of imaging
> all those disks.
> 'No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother.
> Not for millions, not for glory, not for fame.
> For one person, in the dark, where no one will ever know or see.'
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