free, non-free equipment available at VCF
- Hey folks. As you know, I'll be at VCF, and I'll be bringing a much
larger truck than I need due to the need for a hydraulic lift gate. I
have some spare stuff here that I'd like to move, which I can bring to
VCF. Most are offered for free, but some I'd like something (cash or
trade) in return for. All are as-is, but most/all of this stuff is
working, and while I offer no warranty, I will help get stuff working
First, the non-freebies. Pricing is flexible, I will entertain any
offers. Also, offers to trade cool stuff are always welcome. I'm
primarily into minicomputers, but will consider most anything. MARCH
has dibs on all of this, so Evan/Bill/etc, please speak up if any of
this causes your ears to perk up. Otherwise, first come, first served.
Tektronix 1225 and 1230 logic analyzers, two of each. I have some
pods for them, but no clip leads; the pods come out to pins. Decent
leads that work with these pods are readily available cheaply, from
SparkFun for example. The analyzers are in very good condition, and are
tested and functional. Most of the pods I have are new, and each will
have at least one. Additional pods are readily available via eBay.
Tektronix 1240 logic analyzer. This is a really nice instrument. It
can take lots of pods, can take ROM cartridges (for disassemblers for
different processors, etc), and has a good user interface. It has a
dent in one rear corner that does not impact operation in any way.
Two HP 1650B logic analyzers. No pods, but they're not tough to find
and not expensive. I have one boot disk, but images are downloadable
from HP, or we can copy the one boot disk that I have. They have slight
screen burn but are in reasonably good shape otherwise. Asking $75/ea.
Both the Tek and HP logic analyzers mentioned above are a few years
old, but they are REAL, PROFESSIONAL TEST EQUIPMENT, not PC-based,
USB-interfaced toys. I have a few of those as well, and they have their
place and can be handy, but they are not real test equipment. More
detailed specs are available upon request.
Sun Netra-X1 mini-servers. These are small, low-power, 1U rackmount
UltraSPARC-II servers. They take standard IDE disks, have two
10/100Mbps Ethernet interfaces, and can run current Solaris or NetBSD.
They are uniprocessor 64-bit UltraSPARC-II-based machines clocked at
400-600MHz. They take PC133 DIMMs if I recall correctly, and will take
at least 1GB. These make wonderful "local network" servers for stuff
like DNS, NAT/firewalling, VPN endpoints, etc. I have several, and will
take $50/ea for them. I don't mind keeping these because I use them at
client sites, so I'm less flexible on that price.
Now for the freebies. The only condition on these is that they go to
a good home and will not be scrapped. System configurations vary. Just
the boxes, no CRTs, keyboards, mice, etc. Nearly all have memory, some
have drives. I can provide distribution media for any of the OSs
mentioned below, as well as post-VCF assistance for bringing them to
life. Most of this hardware is stuff I've run in production at one time
or another, so it's well-used, but generally well-maintained.
Sun SPARCstations: 1, 1+, 2, 5, 10, and 20. Several of each. Mostly
in good condition, some missing feet, but I should be able to find them
all later on and can ship them. (the feet I mean) These will run
SunOS4, the BSDs, or SPARC/Linux.
Sun E450. Deskside up-to-four-CPU 64-bit UltraSPARC-II machine with
LOTS of internal drive bays, redundant power supplies, etc. Being
64-bit and past the Ultra1 era, this will also run modern Solaris. One
of my employers still runs a few of these in production; they're
Sun E3500. Deskside 64-bit UltraSPARC server. Eight 400MHz
UltraSPARC-II CPUs with 4MB caches, 8GB of RAM, and an internal native
FibreChannel disk array. This will run current Solaris and is capable
of doing amazing amounts of work. It has 64-bit Sbus expansion slots,
and if I recall correctly, at least one GigE interface installed. This
is one of the all-around best machines Sun has ever built, and it's
still very viable for even heavy server duty.
Sun SunFire-280r 4U rackmount server. This is much more modern, but
it's still in the "freebie" section because these are expensive to ship.
It has two 64-bit 750MHz UltraSPARC-III (not -II, huge difference!)
processors, native FibreChannel disk interfaces, and GigE. I believe
this machine currently has either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. It will run
current Solaris, and is, like all UltraSPARC-III machines, FAR faster
than its modest clock rate might suggest.
Sun Ultra-AXi (uniprocessor UltraSPARC-II board similar to an
Ultra5/10) in a third-party 2U rackmount chassis.
A few Sun Ultra1/140 and /170 machines. These are first-generation
64-bit UltraSPARC-I-based systems that will NOT run current Solaris, but
they'll run Solaris up to v9, NetBSD, and possibly other OSs.
HP SureStore-E SC10 SCSI disk chassis. Three available. These are
very nice, solid, beefy hot-swap 3U rackmount enclosures for arrays of
80-pin SCA UltraSCSI drives. They take ten 1.6"-height drives and have
VHDCI connectors. Their buses can be segmented and they have dual,
redundant power supplies and highly redundant cooling. I have three of
these, all about half-populated with disk carriers. Additional disk
carriers are available via eBay cheaply.
DEC AlphaStation 200. Several available. These are in sorta rough
shape, but mostly together. These pull very little power and offer
decent performance for light server duty. These will run current VMS,
the BSDs, Tru64, or Linux.
DEC AlphaServer 2100. (might be a 2100A) This is a beefy deskside
multiprocessor Alpha system with LOTS of (both) expansion slots and
internal drive bays. It will run current VMS, the BSDs, Tru64, or (I
think) Linux. It's a big box, but its power consumption is modest, and
it's quick. Comes with some spare boards and such from a similar
system. Can be run as a "workstation" if desired.
Several (~4) random x86 PeeCees, from the PPro to the P-III era.
These are destined for the trash otherwise, and if you know me you'll
know that's very rare, so please, someone, take them.
Two HP NetServer LPr "server" PCs. 2U rackmount, very nicely built,
dual processor P-III with fast/wide SCSI, 500-600MHz I think. These are
nice machines for light server duty if you're experienced enough to know
that big lumbering GUIs are inappropriate for servers. They are in
excellent condition. I used one of these running Asterisk for my
telephony server for quite a while.
Email me off-list (or on-list, I don't care ;)) with questions or to
claim anything. I plan to load up and leave here Thursday
afternoon/evening, so that's the deadline. I hate for this to sound
like a plea, but it is important to me to move some of this stuff, so if
you can adopt some of it, please do so.
I will be supremely pissed if someone asks for something, I spend time
and diesel to bring it to them, and then they don't take it, so please
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
- On 05/01/2012 10:47 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>> MARCH has dibs on all of this, so Evan/Bill/etc, please speak up if any of this causes your ears to perk up.Of course, but I was thinking of more the more modern "usable
> Thanks, but we're good with enough "stuff" for a while. :)
infrastructure" stuff than "antiques for the museum" stuff, which none
of this really is, IMO.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
- Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote that he's planning to bring:
>I"m contacting you privately about both of these. Thank you.
> Two HP 1650B logic analyzers.
>I have accumulated some various "advanced" SCSI hard drives in carriers, that may be for Sun use. These have those 68 or 80-pin "narrow" connectors. Dave, give me a clue about what drives and carries these various Suns use, and I'll bring along some drives for them if I have them. But if your Suns are already "populated", you bring spares, etc. I won't fuss about it. Let me know offline.
> Sun [various]...UltraSCSI drives....carriers