Subject: Re: Can someone help identify a system for me ?
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alan Horn <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2000 21:03:42
Well, this is what I get via serial console off com1 on the SBC on boot :
Alpha Open Firmware by FirmWorks
Copyright 1995-1997 FirmWorks, Network Appliance. All Rights Reserved.
Firmware release 1.12_a1
Memory size is 512 MB
Power supply #1 failed
PSU #1 fan failed
Loading isa floppy
Can't open boot device
On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:01:14 -0700
>From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Alan Horn <email@example.com>
>Cc: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
>Subject: Re: Can someone help identify a system for me ?
>On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 08:35:49PM +0000, Alan Horn wrote:
> > The CPU is glued underneath huge fan and heatsink, so I can't tell that,
> > but on that single board card there are :
>Well, judging from the core logic, it's a 21164 or 21164A.
> > (listing all numbers on the chip)
> > four of : L1B9762, 21172-BA, 21-43932-01, DC7533C
> > one of : L1A9756, 21172-CA, 21-43933-01. DC7534C
>Okay, well, 21172 == ALCOR2, right? I.e. what's in the AlphaPC164
>and AlphaStation 500. So, the 21172-CA would be the core logic/pci
>controller. I guess the 21172-BA are memory controllers. Sorry,
>haven't had a machine with this core logic in a while, so I forget
>all the details about it.
>If it was previously running custom NetApp firmware, it's entirely
>possible that it is not compatible with any standard Alpha systype.
> > On the main motherboard :
> > two of : 21050-AB, 21-43698-03, DC1031E
>Those are PCI-PCI bridges.
Alan C. Horn
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