Sun

Almost new Sun Blade1000 xvr 1200 2 x 1.2ghz

Picked up a free SB1000 from a company that had no idea what to do with.


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System Configuration: Sun Microsystems  sun4u SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000 (2 X UltraSPAR C-III+)
System clock frequency: 150 MHZ
Memory size: 2GB

==================================== CPUs ====================================
E$          CPU                    CPU
CPU  Freq      Size        Implementation         Mask    Status      Location
---  --------  ----------  ---------------------  -----   ------      --------
0    1200 MHz  8MB         SUNW,UltraSPARC-III+   11.0    on-line     +-board/cp u0
1    1200 MHz  8MB         SUNW,UltraSPARC-III+   11.0    on-line     +-board/cp u1

================================= IO Devices =================================
Bus     Freq  Slot +      Name +
Type    MHz   Status      Path                          Model
------  ----  ----------  ----------------------------  --------------------
pci     33    +s/system-board  ebus/ns87317-ecpp (parallel)
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected]/[email protected],300278

pci     33    +s/system-board  ebus/se (serial)
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected]/[email protected],400000

pci     33    +s/system-board  pci108e,1101 (network)        SUNW,pci-eri
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected],1

pci     33    +s/system-board  pciclass,0c0010 (firewire)
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected],2

pci     33    +s/system-board  scsi-pci1000,f (scsi-2)
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected]

pci     33    +s/system-board  scsi-pci1000,f (scsi-2)
okay        /[email protected],700000/[email protected],1

pci     66    +s/system-board  SUNW,qlc-pci1077,2200 (scsi-+
okay        /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected]

pci     66    +s/system-board  SUNW,XVR-1200 (display)       SUNW,375-3101
okay        /[email protected],600000/SUNW,[email protected]

pci     66    +s/system-board  display-pci3d3d,1044
okay        /[email protected],600000/display


============================ Memory Configuration ============================
Segment Table:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Base Address       Size       Interleave Factor  Contains
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x0                2GB               2           BankIDs 0,2

Bank Table:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Physical Location
ID       ControllerID  GroupID   Size       Interleave Way
-----------------------------------------------------------
0        0             0         1GB             0
2        0             0         1GB             1

Memory Module Groups:
--------------------------------------------------
ControllerID   GroupID  Labels         Status
--------------------------------------------------
0              0        chassis/system-board/J0100
0              0        chassis/system-board/J0202
0              0        chassis/system-board/J0304
0              0        chassis/system-board/J0406

=============================== usb Devices ===============================

Name          Port#
------------  -----
keyboard        3
mouse           4
#
MAYA, nut-
:Octane2: :Octane2: Octane 2 R14k 600 V12 4GB, Octane2 R14K 600 V10 1GB ,
:Onyx2: :Onyx2: Onyx2 IR3 4GB Quad R14K 500 DIVO, Onyx2 IR Quad R12K 400 2GB,
:Indigo2: SGI Indigo 2 R8K75 TEAL Extreme 256MB,
:Indigo2IMP: SGI Indigo 2 R10K 195 Solid Impact 256MB, MAX Impact Pending
,
Apple G5 Quad, NV Quadro 4500 + 7800GT, 12GB RAM
Sun Blade 1000 Dual 900 XVR 1000 4GB
Sun Blade 2000 Dual 1200 XVR 1200 8GB
Not bad at all!
"Apollo was astonished, Dionysus thought me mad."
:Octane: :Octane: :O2:
now that's a nice freebie :D
r-a-c.de
Dual Ultrasparc iii Cu's, nice! Those were the speed upgraded version of the original iii, which maxed out at 900 MHz. What's it got for graphics? I never had a Blade 1000, I went from an Ultra 60 straight to a Blade 2500, which I liked so much that I bought one for home... :mrgreen:
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:
It is indeed a good find, I had a dual 900Mhz SB 2000 (literally the same machine) which served me for years, with xv500 graphics, 4 port Ethernet, and SUNPCi 3 (running winxp on it's own screen) to name but a few additions, that combination was a joy to use.
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Hey Ho! Pip & Dandy!
MyDungeon() << :Fuel: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indy: MyLoft() << :540: :Octane: MyWork() << :Indy: :Indy: :O2: :O2: :O2: :Indigo: :Indigo:
vishnu wrote: Dual Ultrasparc iii Cu's, nice! Those were the speed upgraded version of the original iii, which maxed out at 900 MHz. What's it got for graphics? I never had a Blade 1000, I went from an Ultra 60 straight to a Blade 2500, which I liked so much that I bought one for home... :mrgreen:


Its got a XVR1200 card that was sitting in a 33mhz PCI slot, removed the expansion option (frame lock),two little fans, they do little to nothing.
There is more than sufficient air circulation , and I have another system with exactly the same config :) Same motherboard in SB1k and 2K
MAYA, nut-
:Octane2: :Octane2: Octane 2 R14k 600 V12 4GB, Octane2 R14K 600 V10 1GB ,
:Onyx2: :Onyx2: Onyx2 IR3 4GB Quad R14K 500 DIVO, Onyx2 IR Quad R12K 400 2GB,
:Indigo2: SGI Indigo 2 R8K75 TEAL Extreme 256MB,
:Indigo2IMP: SGI Indigo 2 R10K 195 Solid Impact 256MB, MAX Impact Pending
,
Apple G5 Quad, NV Quadro 4500 + 7800GT, 12GB RAM
Sun Blade 1000 Dual 900 XVR 1000 4GB
Sun Blade 2000 Dual 1200 XVR 1200 8GB
Ryan Fox wrote:
vishnu wrote: Dual Ultrasparc iii Cu's, nice! Those were the speed upgraded version of the original iii, which maxed out at 900 MHz. What's it got for graphics? I never had a Blade 1000, I went from an Ultra 60 straight to a Blade 2500, which I liked so much that I bought one for home... :mrgreen:


Its got a XVR1200 card that was sitting in a 33mhz PCI slot, removed the expansion option (frame lock),two little fans, they do little to nothing.
There is more than sufficient air circulation , and I have another system with exactly the same config :) Same motherboard in SB1k and 2K

I stuck an XVR1200 in mine a while back, while certainly not state of the art anymore it is nice. Pic I took before I put it in:
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:
That's a nice rig - I just put an XVR-1200 in my Ultra80 (Quad 450mhz UltraSparc-II), replacing an Expert3d.

Even though the card is pretty aged at this point, I think it's probably still overpowered for the (even older) CPU's that are my machine. Still, it really sped up screen redraws, and Quake III is now actually playable at full-screen 1920x1200 resolutions.
:O2: (janus): 400MHz R12k, 576MB, 73GB 15k, modded PSU fan
:Indigo2IMP: (indigo2): 195MHz R10k, 512MB, SI, 36GB
Sun Ultra80 (mizar): 4x450MHz USII, 4GB, XVR-1200, 2x73GB 15k ZFS
2x :1600SW: +ML, :Octane: 195MHz R10k, currently not booting
Well I'm a big 3D Labs fan, the first graphics card I had that could run X under Linux was a Permedia 2, sometime around 1994 if memory serves. I think I've still got that card in my giant stack of ancient electronics... :lol:
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:
Hah! Well, then kindred spirits we are indeed, as I have a 8mb Permedia 2 AGP card in my stack of ancient equipment - it was a great card, IIRC, one of the best OpenGL implementations available in the PC market at the time. I've recently thought of summoning a retro PC from the pile -- it might make an appearance soon...
:O2: (janus): 400MHz R12k, 576MB, 73GB 15k, modded PSU fan
:Indigo2IMP: (indigo2): 195MHz R10k, 512MB, SI, 36GB
Sun Ultra80 (mizar): 4x450MHz USII, 4GB, XVR-1200, 2x73GB 15k ZFS
2x :1600SW: +ML, :Octane: 195MHz R10k, currently not booting
Double hah, because my circa-1994 Permedia 2 card is still in use in my Linux/iptables firewall! :mrgreen:

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00:0d.0 VGA compatible unclassified device: Texas Instruments TVP4020 [Permedia 2] (rev 01)
Subsystem: LeadTek Research Inc. WinFast 3D L2300
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at e1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
Memory at e0800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 18040000 [disabled] [size=64K]


Which, by the way, has been up for a while:

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uname -a && uptime
Linux vishnu 3.2.29 #2 Mon Sep 17 14:10:59 CDT 2012 i686 Pentium Pro GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

14:49:53 up 623 days, 17:45,  1 user,  load average: 0.03, 0.03, 0.05
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:
I traded off a 1x750MHz III Blade1000 with 2GB? plus a single hard drive, SunPCI with a K6-2/350AFR on it and some other stuff, got 50 bucks and my X2200 M2... and an SS2 with a Weitek Power-uP! CPU and 64MB of RAM. I couldn't justify the estimated power draw of the 1000 after moneysinking estimated upgrades into it compared to the SS2 which will be an ongoing project soon, and the X2200M2 which I already sunk in $60 for the 64GB of RAM and will soon sink in another 20 bucks for CPUs and a BIOS chip for a dual Socket F board on the side here for the two older CPUs from it, so to continue using them. Sparc is really cool, it's just that once you get to a certain point with it, there's so many things that x86/64 chips do a helluva lot better without being as picky about things... and use less power doing it. that said, seems the Blade 1500s uses less power although being more powerful.

That aside, the Blade 1000 went to a kid in south Jersey that lives by the museum they run VCF East at. threw in an IPC that I couldn't use and a 733MHz PMac G4 since he was really getting into alternate architechtures and enjoyed volunteering over there when he had time. the Blade 1000 and the G4 were originally from NJIT, if you can believe it-- a friend of mine of whom has now gone overseas this past weekend gave them to me with my Ultra 10 and SGI Octane/Indy/1600SW+#9RevIV-FP card.... and a couple bins full of older cables, drives and goodies galore.

(the U10/Octane/Indy were also from NJIT too)

if it wasn't for having to watch power consumption, I'd already have my Sun-4/260 or 370 up and running if I could get them to boot. 25MHz SPARC, what a power house! :lol:
:1600SW: :Octane: :Indy:
Image Sun Ultra 10 440MHz/512MB/2x250GB Debian 7.9-SPARC64
Image Sun SPARCStation 5 110MHz/256MB/18GB/sunhme Debian 3.1-SPARC32
Image Sun Fire X2200 M2 2x [email protected]/64GB/2x500GB Debian 7.9-amd64
Have an B2k, which is practical the same like B1k with some cosmetic changes and stocked with two UltraSPARC III Cu (copper) 900 Mhz.
The top graphics you can get for UPA (ultra port architecture) was/is the XVR-1000.
Better was/is only the XVR-1200 which unfortunatelly consumes two of the four PCI slots in your B1k/B2k.
The XVR-2500 (3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 500) was the next step, but with PCIe (eight lanes) for e.g. U25/U45.

Sudos wrote: if it wasn't for having to watch power consumption, I'd already have my Sun-4/260 or 370 up and running if I could get them to boot. 25MHz SPARC, what a power house! :lol:

Sun-4/260 with 25MHz? That's super-speed, indeed. Didn't know that the S-25 chipset was available or is compatible. :)

Found only this:
https://books.google.de/books?id=CzoEAA ... &q&f=false

Never was able to get a 4/260 but I'm happy with the SS2, which running at 40 MHz is too fast for me. :roll:
escimo wrote:
Sudos wrote: if it wasn't for having to watch power consumption, I'd already have my Sun-4/260 or 370 up and running if I could get them to boot. 25MHz SPARC, what a power house! :lol:

Sun-4/260 with 25MHz? That's super-speed, indeed. Didn't know that the S-25 chipset was available or is compatible. :)

No, the 4/260 runs at 16.66MHz (and can be underclocked to 12.5MHz if needed). It's the 4/370 which sports a fast 25MHz cpu.
:Indigo: R4000 :Indigo: R4000 :Indigo: R4000 :Indigo2: R4400 :Indigo2IMP: R4400 :Indigo2: R8000 :Indigo2IMP: R10000 :Indy: R4000PC :Indy: R4000SC :Indy: R4600 :Indy: R5000SC :O2: R5000 :O2: RM7000 :Octane: 2xR10000 :Octane: R12000 :O200: 2xR12000 :O200: - :O200: 2x2xR10000 :Fuel: R16000 :O3x0: 4xR16000 :A350:
among more than 150 machines : Apollo, Data General, Digital, HP, IBM, MIPS before SGI , Motorola, NeXT, SGI, Solbourne, Sun...
Wow you guys are legend! :shock:

What OS do you run on those museum pieces?
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:
SS2: SunOS 4.1.3U1, Solaris 2.4
B2k: Solaris 8
There are also alternatives like NetBSD, OpenBSD, GNU/Linux (Aurora etc), real good by the way but I like to use the original stuff.

A big problem is to get some professional applications for these treasures (e.g. sun4c). Have only some trials, e.g. ACEPlus, FrameMaker, XV.
Would like to see some EDA suites, e.g from Cadence (DFII), Xilinx, Synopsis, Viewlogic, IKOS which are running on my SS2. For this you primarily need accelerated 2D performance which the SS2 doesn't lack with it's double wide SunGX board.
vishnu wrote: What OS do you run on those museum pieces?

My 4/260 dual boots SunOS 4.1 on the internal SCSI disk, and OpenBSD on the SMD disk cabinet. Perfect for long, cold winter nights!
:Indigo: R4000 :Indigo: R4000 :Indigo: R4000 :Indigo2: R4400 :Indigo2IMP: R4400 :Indigo2: R8000 :Indigo2IMP: R10000 :Indy: R4000PC :Indy: R4000SC :Indy: R4600 :Indy: R5000SC :O2: R5000 :O2: RM7000 :Octane: 2xR10000 :Octane: R12000 :O200: 2xR12000 :O200: - :O200: 2x2xR10000 :Fuel: R16000 :O3x0: 4xR16000 :A350:
among more than 150 machines : Apollo, Data General, Digital, HP, IBM, MIPS before SGI , Motorola, NeXT, SGI, Solbourne, Sun...
Hah well given that most of us dinosaurs started using computers in the mid 80's... I miss the days when things were simpler and patience was a necessity :P
MAYA, nut-
:Octane2: :Octane2: Octane 2 R14k 600 V12 4GB, Octane2 R14K 600 V10 1GB ,
:Onyx2: :Onyx2: Onyx2 IR3 4GB Quad R14K 500 DIVO, Onyx2 IR Quad R12K 400 2GB,
:Indigo2: SGI Indigo 2 R8K75 TEAL Extreme 256MB,
:Indigo2IMP: SGI Indigo 2 R10K 195 Solid Impact 256MB, MAX Impact Pending
,
Apple G5 Quad, NV Quadro 4500 + 7800GT, 12GB RAM
Sun Blade 1000 Dual 900 XVR 1000 4GB
Sun Blade 2000 Dual 1200 XVR 1200 8GB