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Re: TMS390 CPU Hardware Question

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I recently was given four Sparc 10s - I'm adding disk and memory to
> them and plan on making one of them my major server. I have the
> machines but nothing telling me anything about them. They have two
> different CPU cards. They are all TMS390 CPUs but two have a second
> large black heat sink with "cache controller" written on them.

You need to visit http://www.sunhelp.org, and ask on the mailing list
sunhelp@sunhelp.org.  The web site and the people on the mailing list are
incredibly knowledgeable about this sort thing.

> Anyone know if:
> 1. It makes a difference which cards I use for multiprocessing.
> 2. Which one would be better. dual cache controller, one of each, dual
> no cache controller.
> 3. If they all have cache controllers and some just have a fancy heat sink.
> 4. A good place to find out things like this.
> 5. Is there any advantage to putting more than two processors in one machine.

Depends on what the machine is going to do.

> 6. Is there a "cheap" source for additional processors.

Not that I know of - Sun hardware is expensive.  Period.  

Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch@creighton.edu

"There are two things that are infinite; Human stupidity and the
universe. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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