Subject: Re: IBM NetVista
To: Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student) <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 02/15/2005 13:30:19
At 04:32 PM 2/14/2005, you wrote:
>I have some IBM Net Vista Thin Clients that have a PPC 603ev in them.
>What I would like to do with them is this. I have a Super Mac S900 that
>I would like to use as a terminal server. Boot the Net vista's off of
>them running NetBSD. Have them use LAM/MPI to be a MPI enabled cluster.

Yes that works.

>My questions are as follows. Can I compile the NetBSD 2.0, or highest
>level supported by the MacPPC port, kernel to run on these machines?
>Secondly will they be binary compatible with my Super Mac?

Since build the tools and a kernel for ibmnws.  It will happily
run off a macppc userland.

>Getting X and all the normal user land utilities would not be an issue,
>as they will be headless terminals. I know, not what they were designed

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