Z-8000 something on eBay
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Thu Mar 23 12:23:11 CDT 2017
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:12 AM, jim stephens via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 3/22/2017 6:26 PM, Ken Seefried via cctalk wrote:
>> I don't have any idea what this is but it appears to have Z-8000
>> CPU+MMU chips. Perhaps an Onyx or S8000 CPU card? I know some folks
>> here are in to that sort of thing.
> just guessing with the number of I/O's it may be a controller board of
> some sort for something which needed a lot of go power, or perhaps an
> embedded OS.
> The EPC part of the nomenclature kept hitting things made by Epson, so
> maybe it is a scanner or printer controller?
> The large number of connectors is what bothers me with respect to it being
> a part of a general purpose mini. I've not seen many with so many
> connectors of this type, and therefore cables coming to the main
> processor. And in a chassis type mounted mini that would be a huge mess of
> cables to run out of a card slot if it were a high performance controller.
> Can prove me wrong, but I'm guessing some sort of controller.
All of those connectors make me think it's some sort of comm controller.
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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