Daves Old Computers - Sun Workstations

Sun has long been in the unix workstation business. Here are a few examples of classic Sun workstations.

Sun 360s were donated by Kirk Russel and "der Mouse". IPX was donated by Mike Hoye. Classic & Sparc4 were donated by Joe Thiemann

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Sun 3/60 workstation. This 68020 based machine is a good example of the early 68k based Sun workstations. The 3/60 was very popular.

Here is a Sun 360 with the cover off.

Rear view of Sun 3/60, Left to Right:
Keyboard/Mouse connector (Lower unit has adapter box for separate cables), Diagnostic LED's, Diagnostic switch, Ethernet ports (BNC & AUI), Serial ports (2), SCSI (peripheral) port, video output.

Sun 3/60 main board.

These "Sparc" machines are based on Sun's own Sparc CPU architecture. They are called "pizza box" machines due to the low flat case style.
Top: Sparcstation-1 - The original Sparc machine.
Middle: Sparcstation-4
Bottom: Sparcstation-5

Right side view:
The Sparcstation-1 has a floppy drive on the right side.
The Sparcstation-4 & 5 have bays for drives (CD etc.)

Rear view of Sparc-1, Sparc-4 & Sparc-5 . Left to right:
Power switch/socket, Fan (s1 only). SCSI-2, Network, Serial A+B, Keyboard (which includes mouse), Audio connections. Top row of plates on right hand side are for expansion cards - machines have only a video card installed (integrated in SS4).

Inside the Sparcstation-1.

Inside the Sparcstation-4.

Inside the Sparcstation-5.

These Sparc machines are called "lunch box" machines due to the square boxlike case style.
Top: Sparcstation-IPX - Esentially a Sparc-2 in the lunchbox format.
Bottom: Sparcstation Classic

Rear view of Sparc-IPX & Sparc-Classic.

Inside the Sparcstation-IPX. The top half of the case holds the power supply and drives, the lower half holds the mainboard. Can you find the image of a cat inscribed on the mainboard?

Inside the Sparcstation-Classic.

Solaris 2.6 install package, Sun keyboard & 2 Sun mice. The CD-ROM drive is a Toshiba XM3401 which has been jumpered for the 512byte blocks required by Sun machines. The small adapter allows connection of a VGA multisync monitor to a standard Sun display card.

More Sun documentation.

A SUN monitor - note the connector on the end of the cable.

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