pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Aug 13 14:01:47 CDT 2006
On Sunday 13 August 2006 14:20, jim stephens wrote:
> Don wrote:
> > jim stephens wrote:
> >> Don wrote:
> > Hmmm... my U10 has VGVA and a 13W3. I assume one
> > overrides the other?
> The 10 and optionally the 5 comes with a 3D Creator card.
> I pulled the one I have and use the ATI vga connector, which
> is just fine with anything I need to do on the sun.
If you mean that the Ultra5 can have a UPA-connected framebuffer, that's
wrong. There's a slot on the board, but there's no way to fit a card in
there, and the power supply for the Ultra 5 doesn't have the extra connector
which connects to the motherboard and powers the UPA slot.
Yes, I've tried doing this before. :)
> >> way till the blades. U2 etc, are 13w3 however but
> >> are not as nice as the U5 because they require scsi
> >> drives.
> > Nothing wrong with SCSI... :>
> other than price and capacity, availability. I wish
> SCSI would stay around, but I think it is headed
> out in favor of SATA, as will eventually PATA
SCSI may eventually get phased out in favor of Fiberchannel, but it's not
anywhere near "not available on the marketplace" yet.
Larger than 36GB or so capacity drives are still expensive, though.
> really new stuff usually have integrated system complex
> solutions that data centers use, and they frequently use
> common VGA / PS2 KB/Mouse solutions.
Or a DE9 connector for a RS-232 serial port, or 100BaseTX port to connect to a
Lights-Out management controller (or service processor, or whatever you wanna
call it), which can act as the system's console, as well.
Older stuff with framebuffers generally were meant to be workstations, not
servers, anyways, for the most part.
Purdue University ITAP/RCAC --- http://www.rcac.purdue.edu/
The Computer Refuge --- http://computer-refuge.org
More information about the cctalk