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Re: The Solbourne Solace

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:12 am

smj wrote:That's awesome, Classic, can't wait to see pics of the revived 5. Is that in the desk-side "fastback" chassis, by any chance?


Yep!
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: The Solbourne Solace

Unread postby cb88 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 pm

Another guy worth mentioning.. Dan Julio http://danjuliodesigns.com/personal/per ... ourne.html

Apparently he was the graphics hardware guy at Solborne at least for their clone cards as he did a large part of the work on the bwtwo etc...

It is also worth nothing that all sparcs have the same instruction length of 32bits... something I didn't initially realize as I thought 64bit sparcs had 64bit length. The main difference with 64bit sparc is 64bit pointers .... it would have been nice if there were a mode where you could thunk in and out of direct mapped register files. Making it more like MIPS... and less dated and potentially easier to pipeline.

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Re: The Solbourne Solace

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu May 25, 2017 7:50 am

PPC64 is that way also (32-bit instruction words, but 64-bit pointers and registers). Dan Julio was very helpful actually during the writeup. He was amused by me upgrading my S3000 with the L2+CPU from a S4000DX ("S4100") to make an "S3000DX."

I still have to get out that Series 5. There is not enough time before death and dying.
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...


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