[rescue] 360 from Nuremberg
ejb at trick-1.net
Wed Jun 5 17:18:44 CDT 2019
Also note that the board was made by DAWN Technologies who are still about....https://www.dawnvme.com/ maybe they have something in the archive....
On Thu, 6 Jun 2019, at 8:13 AM, Richard wrote:
> 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
> > Switzerland.
> > 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:
> > https://twitter.com/eruptionchaser/status/980231562506641411
> > 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.
> > Mike
> > http://www.corestore.org
> > '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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