Cheapest PCI prototyping?
pkoning at equallogic.com
Fri Nov 18 09:02:51 CST 2005
>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Parker <brad at heeltoe.com> writes:
Brad> "Chuck Guzis" wrote:
>> On 11/17/2005 at 5:25 PM e.stiebler wrote:
>>> Then get the old memec/insight PCI eval board (spartan
>>> xc2s200?). Should do the job just fine.
>> ...and there's the rub. I might be better off simply putting
>> together a dedicated non-PC controller and just spool the data
>> over USB. 9 track tapes don't hold that much after all--and I'll
>> be streaming pretty much from BOT to EOT on both read and write.
Brad> I'm confused (sorry). Are you trying to build a PCI board with
Brad> a Pertec interface?
Brad> I would think it would be easier to find a small qbus-11, put
Brad> an 11/73 cpu in it with a built in ethernet and run 2.11bsd.
Brad> You can image the tapes and rcp the images to a linux box.
Brad> pertec interface qbus boards are not hard to find.
Or some other OS, and copy the data with DECnet. Linux supports
DECnet, after all...
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