Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Bryan Vyhmeister <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/10/2003 14:10:05
> [ On Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 23:44:15 (-0700), Bryan Vyhmeister
wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
> >
> > That's what I figured. Things are looking up though because I have
> > across some RAM for the AS4100 that is more in line with reasonable
> > price. Does the AS4000 use the same RAM or is that another animal as
> > well?
> The single-saddle AS4000 and the AS4100 systems are virtually
> with the primary difference being the extra CPU and RAM slots on the
> motherboard are not socketed (and the related support parts are
> missing).  The dual-saddle AS4000 has a shorter backplane and thus
> room for the sockets for two CPU slots and four RAM slots, but with
> second saddle option installed it has twice as many PCI buses, slots,
> and of course twice as much aggregate bandwidth available as well.
> I have one of each type of AS4000, but my dual-saddle one doesn't have
> the second PCI/EISA backplane (just the physical box to put it in) and
> so I took it apart for spare parts and now my other AS4000 is that
> dual-CPU monster which hangs all the time when trying to run the SMP
> kernel.  ;-)
> So, yes, the AS4000's and AS4100's take exactly the same CPU and RAM

Thank you for the information. I will keep that in mind.