[CentOS-devel] SPARC build machines perhaps available soon

Sat Aug 27 23:08:16 UTC 2005
Peter Arremann <loony at loonybin.org>

On Saturday 27 August 2005 15:35, Lamar Owen wrote:
> By cannibalizing the 5500 and the two 3500's, and by going to the 4MB cache
> 400MHz CPU's, I can possibly do 24 CPU's in the 6500 (the Sun Enterprise
> EX500 CPU/RAM modules are all the same, the differences between models are
> number of slots and enclosure).  If the box of CPU's turns out to be mixed
> speed, I'd do 14 400MHz/8MB cache CPU's.

Probably won't work. The boards you have aren't compatible with the CPUs. 
Boards come in 83/90 and 100 Mhz versions... If you get a board with 336Mhz 
cpus, it will run at 83Mhz and the cpus have a clock multiplyer of 4... 
Adding 400Mhz modules to it will not make a difference - the cpus will report 
as 400Mhz but the clock speed will show as 336. 

The system handbook has the board part numbers so you can check your boards 
before you do anything.