Subject: Re: DEC sun3 gear available in Ottawa
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: regional-ca
Date: 11/13/2007 14:01:29
> The SparcStation IPC runs at 25MHz with 48 MB ram, and are about as
> powerful as a 486DX-50.  Again, the question is drive space.

I don't know the DEC 3100 that well, but the IPC I know a bit better.
It takes ordinary 50-pin single-ended SCSI, internal or external, and
you can throw pretty much anything single-ended-compatible on it,
modulo possible OS issues depending on what OS you're running.

> I don't know what ethernet (UTP) is available on these boxes.

UTP almost certainly isn't available directly; this era of machine
generally uses AUI (the DA15 with the slide latch - people used to
peecees will think it looks like a game port).  However, AUI-to-UTP
microtransceivers are widely and relatively cheaply available (last I
checked, which admittedly was years back, they were something like $30
new and often available free from sites replacing AUI-using machines).

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