Unusual CMD SCSI thing... Anyone know what this is?
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Mar 29 14:12:27 CDT 2011
On 3/29/11 1:50 PM, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:50:01 -0400
> Dave McGuire<mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> Can the 53C90B be coaxed into doing DSSI?
> The PCI DSSI adapters (KFPSA?), that I got with an AlphaServer once
> uppon a time long gone, contained NCR 53C825 SCSI processors. AFAIK
> those chips include a complete RISC microcontroler and can be tought
> to talk neary any "language". That AlphaServer was accompanied by a
> "Low Boy". It was filled with Storage Shelfes that carried those "jet
> engine" 4 GB Seagate Baracuda SCSI disks and a couple of HSZ50.
> Incredible noise... Ahhh, times...
Sweet machine. I know the later chips are programmable, but the
53C90B is a very old design, and I didn't think the built-in processor
was introduced that early.
Port Charlotte, FL
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