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Revision 5 . . July 19, 2005 4:30 am by Melkhior [Fix microSPARC to microSPARC II, typos, HW details]
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The SPARCstation 5 is a sun4m based workstation which came in 4 variants: 70MHz, 85MHz, 110MHz and 170MHz. The 70, 80 and 110's use a microSPARC processor made by Texas Instruments, but the 170 uses a Fujitsu TurboSPARC, a completely diffent CPU. This CPU is not fully supported by Linux, which results in some compatibility problems.

(Actually, my 70/110 seem to have Fujitsu processors, according to /proc/cpuinfo. Not sure what that's all about. - Jima)
The SPARCstation 5 is a sun4m based workstation which came in 4 variants: 70MHz, 85MHz, 110MHz and 170MHz. The 70, 80 and 110's use a microSPARC II processor made by Sun Microsystems or Fujitsu, but the 170 uses a Fujitsu TurboSPARC, a completely different CPU. This CPU is not fully supported by Linux, which results in some compatibility problems.

Added: 10a9,14
A SPARCstation 5 accepts 2 internal SCSI drives using a SCA connector, but requires a special mounting bracket for each drive. The same bracket is used in the SPARCstation 4. The SCSI bus is a Fast/Narrow? (10 Mhz, 8 bits) bus, with an external connector available. It also has room for an internal, optional floppy disk drive.

A SPARCstation 5 has 8 memory slots for 168 pins, 64 bits FPM DIMMs, also used in the SPARCstation 4. These DIMMs have been reported identical to those used in some Apple PowerMacintosh? model, noticeably the 7200/7300/7500/7600/8500/8600/9500/9600, but this has not yet been confirmed by an user.

A SPARCstation 5 has on-board basic audio and 10 Mbits Ethernet, with both a 10BaseT? and an AUI connectors.


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