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Re: Javastation-1 [was Re: What's GENERIC32?]


On Sat, 4 Sep 2021 18:08:19 -0700
John Nemeth <jnemeth%cue.bc.ca@localhost> wrote:

> On Sep 4, 20:04, Mouse wrote:
> }
> } >> Teal deer: a case of PEBKAC - this actually didn't belong on
> } >> port-sparc64 to begin with.
> } > If I remember correctly, the original JavaStation was based on a
> } > MicroSPARC II CPU, so it would be the cousin of a SparcStation 4 &
> } > 5...
> } 
> } I just opened my JavaStation (JavaStation 1, according to the case) and
> } the CPU is indeed marked "MicroSPARC II" (and "STP1012PGA" and
> } "MB86904").  (I don't have any 4s or 5s out of storage to compare that
> } to, but I have no reason to doubt you.)

IIRC the JS-I is more or less a diskless ss4 with PS/2 interfaces and
ns16550s added, so the CPU should be an 85MHz MS-II.

>      As luck would have it, there is a SparcStation 5 sitting on
> a shelf behind me, so it was easy enough to grab it and pop the
> cover (I forgot how heavy that thing is, it's built like a tank).
> As luck would also have it, there is a fan and heatsink on top of
> the CPU, so I wasn't able to read the label.  Unfortunately, I
> don't have anything setup to be able to easily plug it in so I
> couldn't check the dmesg.

Looks like a turbosparc, more or less a (somewhat) faster MS-II with
external cache. IIRC plain MS-II didn't need a fan.

have fun

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