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 Post subject: Test Beds
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:41 pm 
Hi

I thought it would be a good idea if there was a single thread that had the hardware that people use to test their operating systems. Then if someone is trying to test a driver or kernel of their os on a particular type of hardware, they can just lookup here if anyone has that piece of hardware (I mean to test that it works on more than just their own part on their own machine) and then, if possible , get them to test it.

If you think it's a good idea, then reply to this with your specs, otherwise don't bother.

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:30 am 
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srg wrote:
I thought it would be a good idea if there was a single thread that had the hardware that people use to test their operating systems.

If you think it's a good idea, then reply to this with your specs, otherwise don't bother.


I agree it's a good idea. Points of interest aside from specs might be availability of an internet connection (with method), harddisk-writability etc.

My boxes (and yes, I will have internet there by friday so I can actually do something :)) :

Gabriel:
AMD 486clone-100mhz
32M ram
540 (or actually, 504) MB harddisk, write allowed (will make cd backup of harddisk). Full harddisk access also allowed (come on with those pre-beta hdd drivers :D)
4x cdrom drive
3com etherlink III network card, connected to SIS900 on Michael
S3 Virge something (will check someday which, expect a dx)
floppy drive (with a bunch of disks naturally)

Rafael:
Intel(afaik) P133
16M ram
4.3 billion bytes harddisk (4GB), write in special 500M partition, can be remkfs'd to anything Slackware supports or you can make.
Some other 3com network card, this one is PCI, don't know what type.
Has soundcard, Creative Vibra16, no speakers connected, 2 surplus sets available (so don't mind blowing up a set).
floppy drive (same disks)
This one has an S3 Trio 64V+
Has got a PIIX chipset, PIIX3 or 4, think 4, with harddisk doing udma, so you can test that here too.

Michael:
This is my work box, the 40G harddisk will not be in the system when testing, I hate to see people overwriting my working-OSes. It has a 40G and an 8G harddisk, 8G fully available for testing. Has 256MB ram, DDR SDRAM, and all the goodies that you could want
Onboard networkcard (SIS900 connected to gabriel, occasionally hickups), onboard soundcard (SIS7012, no speakers), 2x usb with SIS OHCI implementation, PS/2 wireless mouse, some cheap @$$ keyboard, parallel printer connected, USB webcam (logitech sold under different name), USB networkcard (some type, just got it yesterday, works in Win2k), rtl8139 network card connected to rafael, SIS 6326 4m video card, and a SB live Player 5.1 with 5.1 set connected through analog output, microphone with headset connected with 2.0 out and mic in. Also has a cdrom player and a dvd-burner. Can be used for burn-tests provided that you ship me some dvd's or cd's to spend. I'm willing to throw in a few if you're reasonably certain it works.

Sparcstation 4 with 1 1GB scsi harddisk, think 50mhz sparc processor, 32-bit. Cannot run intel programs, unbelievably incompatible. Runs NetBSD, can be used for client-server testing.

Sparcstation 5, 1GB + 2GB scsi harddisks, 170MHz Sparc, 32-bit. Cannot run intel programs, can run servers. Has 10mbit ethernet connection, can be used for any sort of file or bit serving function.

Default setup for netbooting, netbooted kernels are easier for me to test (and can almost be tested with a webinterface, it's that easy).

-> The usb network card has gone (still have it around but it's not in use), it now has a Radeon 9200SE video card, the microphone broke (so it's not available), got a new USB keyboard, a new mouse that's atm also PS2 wireless but that can also do USB (Logitech MX1000). Add to the last box a cd rewriter that can be used with cdr's and cdrw's (if you can give me some hope of it working). Should be "default" type, but it gives problems with old cdrecords. MSI8332 afaik. Also has a DVD player and a number of sample DVD's that you can testrun. Can't make new dvd's for people to test their dvd disk access though.

From the box o' stuff that I'm never going to use again: One serial mouse with 3 buttons, one crappy ps2 mouse with a scroll wheel. One broken 40GB Maxtor harddisk that still can function but gives loads of errors (might be a good idea for testing? :)).

HTH, Candy

[edit 2004Feb] updated video card info [/edit]
[edit 2004Dec] About time to update. half the world has changed. [/edit]
[edit 2005Nov] The world flipped over again. Was it that long ago that I've bought that mouse? Added sparcstations, dvd burner. [/edit]


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:00 am 
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Ok, then here is my equipment:

aragorn:
My working box:
PRocessor: amd athlon xp 1700+,
512 mb ram,
ASUS mainboard (A7V 266 mhz fsb chipset, not sure),
Soundblaster live 5.1 sound card,
adaptec aha 2940 scsi adapter,
1* 15 gb HD, 1 * 30 GB HD,
National Semiconductors based NIC,
NVidia Riva TNT2 32 MB graphic card,
scsi cd rom drive

asterix:
The file-, print-, web- and mp3server in my LAN:
This is no test machine. Has loooots of files stored in about 120 gb of hard disk space.
It will be upgraded as soon as I have a bit of money available, as neither the floppy controller nor the parallel-port are functional anymore ...

current hardware configuration:
pentium MMX 166 MHZ
some oooold Asus Mobo
ooold Miro Graphic card with 4 MB VRAM
96 MB Memory
RTL8139 NIC
Adaptec aha 2940 SCSI Adapter (CD-Burner, CD-Drive)
Soundblaster AWE64 ISA Board.
2 HD's of Total 120 GB
SuSE Linux 7.2 OS.

idefix:
toshiba satellite 1700-300 laptop. Has biig troubles with vesa bios calls - its just not present. Have to code a hardware driver for its ati rage 128 mobility graphics interface. It is a test machine.

I can also offer testing for PPC Platform OS's:
I have a MAcIntosh PPC 7100-80 HPV with G3 400 MHZ upgrade card. This one is a NUBUS based PPC.

Further, a Sparc Station4 hangs around in my shelves. Oh, yes, I have a hankering for such old machines. Even the good old C64 is present in my collection of Hardware.

All the computers in my LAN are connected via switch and share a broadband internet connection via some small router/firewall device. In former times, asterix 's been the internet gateway too.

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:36 am 
Well here's mine

My Internet connection is a 512Kbps ADSL run though a router on my network

My Main PC, My main work box, floppy based OS testing only:

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ oc'ed to 3200+
nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset on and MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR Motherboard
512MB DDR SDRAM, DDR333, oc'ed to 400MHz FSB
40GB Hard Drive
Promise FasTrak (PDC20)376 SATA Raid contoller
80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
DVD-ROM Drive
DVD Burner
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
ATI ALL-IN-WONDER Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB Graphics Card
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Player 5.1 sound card
On board 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Networking with RJ45 Connection
On board USB 2 and Firewire

My Second PC, Used for tinkering:

AMD Athlon Slot A Thunderbird 900MHz
AMD 750 Irongate chipset
128MB Crucial PC100 SDRAM
30GB Hard Drive
1.6GB Hard Drive
32x/12x/40x CD Burner
3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 16MB Graphics Card
SB PCI 128 Sound card
100Mbps Fast Ethernet Network card with RJ45 (Realtek RTL8139 )

Other CPUs I use with this machine:
AMD Duron 900MHz

My Socket 7 PC, Could put another partition on this for os testing:
AMD K6-III 450MHz
VIA MVP3 Chipset
128MB PC100 SDRAM
50x CD-ROM Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
10GB Hard Drive
Matrox Millennium G400 32MB Dual Head Graphics Card
Sound Blaster AWE64 Sound Card
100Mbps Ethernet Network Card with RJ45 & BNC Connections (RJ45) (Realtek RTL8139)

Other CPUs I use with this machine:
AMD K6-2 500MHz
Cyrix (IBM) 6x86MX PR-333
IDT Winchip 2A 233MHz
AMD K6 166MHz
AMD K5 PR-166
Intel Pentium (P54C) 133MHz
AMD 5k86 P75

My NexGen PC, this'll test your CPU detection routines!! A RISC core 386 with Pentium Performance!!!
NexGen Nx586 P90 (83MHz)
NexGen NxVL VESA Local Bus Chipset
16MB EDO RAM
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
1GB Hard Drive
540MB Hard Drive
S3 805 2MB VL-Bus Graphics
VL-Bus Super IO card

My 486 PC, Mainly used for Win3.1 programs, floppy testing for now:
AMD Am5x86 P75 (133MHz) OC'ed to 160MHz
16MB RAM
Ali M1489 chipset
32x CD-ROM Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
ATI 3D Charger (3D Rage II+DVD) 2MB Graphics Card
Sound Blaster 16 Sound Card
10Mbps Ethernet Network Card with RJ45 & BNC Connections (RJ45)

Other CPUs I use with this machine:
Intel 486DX-4 100
It's ST 486DX-2 66
Intel 486DX-50
Intel 486SX-25

My 386 PC (Upgraded), I will be using this for OS testing. Hard disk is dedicated to my own os so floppy based testing only:
AMD Am386DX-40
Cyrix FasMath FPU 40MHz
20MB FPM RAM (Expandible to 128MB;D)
Ali M1429 chipset
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
1MB ISA Cirrus Logic Graphics Card
850MB Hard Drive
Microfirmware ATAFlash Replacement ATA BIOS card
Sound Blaster 16 Sound Card
10Mbps Ethernet Network Card with RJ45 & BNC Connections (RJ45) (3COM Etherlink III)

My Main Laptop, VESA BIOS is ok but ACPI BIOS is patchy
Sony Vaio FX801 Laptop
AMD Athlon 1400+ 1.2GHz
256MB 133MHz SDRAM
20GB Hard Drive
8x DVD-ROM Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
ATI Mobility M1 8MB Graphics
AC97 Audio
14.1" TFT LCD Screen
100Mbps Fast Ethernet (Realtek RTL8139 )
USB 1.1 and Firewire
Two type 2 PC-Card slots

My 486 Laptop, it's a Toshiba so watch out about that VESA BIOS, Floppy based testing only
Toshiba T2130CS
Intel 486DX-4 75MHz
8MB FPM RAM (Expandible to 32MB)
512MB Hard Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Chips & Technologies 65545 1MB VL-Bus Graphics
10.1" DSTN LCD Screen max of 640x480 @ 256 colours (oh the dithering!!)
Two type 2 PCMCIA slots

BTW I do have Programming Info for the C&T graphics chip

Currently being built (getting motherboard vire ebay in US, awaiting delivery):
Dual Pentium 133MHz
Intel 430NX Neptune Chipset
PCI and EISA bus
ISA Super IO Controller card
S3 Trio64V+ Graphics card (if it will work with the old PCI)

that's my setup

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:10 am 
Specs:

Intel Pentium IV 2.8 GHz
RAM 512 Mb
Rtl8139 Ethernet card

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:08 pm 
Genesis:
Intel 1.5Ghz p4 on a SiS P4S533
Onboard LAN (sis900)
Onboard sound (ac97)
USB 1.1
512 MB DDR
Geforce 4 ti4400 (nvidia)
Soundblaster 512 PCI (emu10k1)
80GB Western Digital Hard disk (ide)
Sony 40/12/48 Burner (ide)
Lite-On 16 DVD (ide)
2 x 1.44 floppy drives (ide)
1.44 floppy drive (usb)
Microsoft Internet Pro Keyboard (usb)
Microsoft Intellimouse Wheel (usb)
RUNNING Gentoo 1.4 (Linux) on kernel 2.6.3

OTHERS (e.g. computers I don't know in and out)
CJM:

2.53Ghz Sony Vaio on an Intel board
Onboard LAN (etherpro100)
512 MB DDR
CD/DVD writer combo drive (ide)
CD drive (ide)
120 GB hard drive (ide)
RUNNING: XP Home

Exodus:
400Mhz Fujitsu Lifebook laptop
Onboard LAN (etherpro100)
64MB SDRAM
DVD-ROM
12 GB IBM hard drive
RUNNING: XP Pro

Feel free to ask me to install to the harddrive too, (I could always use a good reformat anyway =)) if you want to test on Genesis.


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:20 pm 
Alpha:
This is my Dev PC,could be used for testing only if I'm sure the OS would not mess with my Hard Disk ;)
Amd Athlon XP 2.6+ Ghz
Nvidia Riva TNT 2 model 64 32MB (Vesa 3.0)
Maxtor 80Gb Hard Disk
52x24x52x CD-RW drive
16x DVD drive
256 Mb Ram
1.44 Floppy drive
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
Creative SB Live! series sound card
RealTek AC'97 Audio (disabled at the moment)
Nvidia nForce MCP Network Adapter
Intel(R) 536EP V.92 Modem

These are my test pcs for full tests

Beta:
Pentium 200 Mhz MMX
ATI Mach64 1Mb (Vesa 2.0)
1Gb Hard Disk
52x CD-ROM drive
32Mb Ram
1.44 floppy drive
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
Sound Blaster compatible sound card (will get make later)

Gamma:
Pentium 120 Mhz
Cirrus Logic GD-54xx Vga 1Mb (Vesa 1.2)
1Gb Hard disk
52x CD-ROM drive
16Mb Ram
1.44 floppy drive
Serial Keyboard
Serial Mouse
Sound Blaster compatible sound card (will get make later)


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:41 am 
Entropy (my working box):
AMD Duron 800 MHz
128 MB RAM DDR
20 GB hard disk
24/16/40x cd writer
50x cd reader
nVidia Geforce 2 titanium 64 MB DDR
USB mouse
10/100 Mbaud DEC-compatible LAN card

Amnesia (LAN gateway):
Intel Pentium 2
96 MB SDRAM
500 MB hard disk
Ati Rage Pro video card 2 MB
10/100 Mbaud Sis LAN card


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:39 am 
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my working machine:
amd athlon 1.73ghz (xp 2200?)
512 ddr
asus v7(something...)
1*60 gb and 1*80 gb
and a gforce 2 card..

i also have:
2* 286 (working...)
1* 386 (working...)
1* 486 (missing harddrive?)
1* pentium 75mhz (hmm.. hd?)
1* intel 300mhz (working)
1* amd 400mhz (working)
[edit] 1* pentium 90mhz (satellite something) laptop.

may have left out some of the "computers" (most of them are just skeletons.. ;) i also has lots of parts, so i may even be able to build a couple of 100mhz comps..)

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:20 am 
On the off chance someone needs a PowerPC box:

Machine Model: Power Mac G5
CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
Number Of CPUs:   2
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory:   512 MB DDR SDRAM PC3200U-30330
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.07f0
HD: 150 GB

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:50 am 
My test systems:

COMPAQ:

- i386sx 25 mhz
- 42 MB hd.
- 4 MB internal memory
- VGA card
- a 3,5" fd

This PC is quite weird.. will get it working asap:

- a Cyrix 486? 80 mhz.
- 4 mb memory with a vga card (1 mb)


Testing machine (HP Vectra!):

- Intel Celeron 333mhz
- 32 mb ram
- 800mb hdd
- 16x cd player
- 4mb ati radio 3d card
- 3,5" fd


Router:

- Intel Pentium 1 133 mhz
- 1.2 GB hd.
- 48 mb memory
- VESA 1.2 compatible video card with 1 MB of memory (it's an S3 Trio 64)
- a 1,44" fd
- a 52x cdrom player
- 3 NICs: a 3c90x (10 mbit!), 3c509 and a rtl8139.

The PCs are connected to my router. So if someone wants to test the TCP/IP stack, be my guest. No DHCP support is required. Internet down/up: 1536/256. The router is not a testing machine. However, I can change the network cards for your OS. (if you ask nicely :P)

[editAug2006]Removed workstations, have a dedicated testing machine now setup[/edit]
[editMay2006]Few things switched[/edit]
[editJan2006]Maxtor HD died.. got some old stuff plus got some ideas[/edit]
[editMay2005]Time to edit, got new stuff, etc.[/edit]


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 2:47 pm 
AMD Athlon XP 1900+
256MB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4200 64MB
VIA KM266 Motherboard
ASUS CD-ROM/Floppy Drive/Seagate 40GB HD
Creative SoundBlaster Live!
Windows XP
Red Hat Linux 8.0


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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:25 am 
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hmm ... shame on me for responding soo late.

Hobby'ts Bug
my hobby-os testing box is a Toshiba laptop 300CDS.

That should be a Pentium 1 with 48MB ...

Quote:
* display.pci.vga0: vendor=102c(sub 1179), device=00e5(sub 0001), revision=c6, base0=FD000000 noirq
* disk.ide0.master: "E4.03 a toshiba mk2104mav" CHS=1068,10,3f size=409980 musect=ffff8010
* comm.pci.unknown0: vendor=1179, device=701, class=7, subclass=80, base0=FFE1, irq=B

// this is the IR port ...

* misc.pci.bus-usb0: vendor=1033, device=0035, base0=FCFFF000, irq=B
* misc.pci.tohost0: vendor=1179, device=601
* misc.pci.toCardBus0: dev=60f, base0=0, base1=04800000, base2=00141400, irq=ff(?) header=82
* misc.pci.toCardBus1: (same device, function1, same base1), base2=00151500


Btw, i'd be interrested if you, ppl, could tell what gfx card (incl. vendorID & productID) and network card you have on your box.

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:33 am 
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Need another sparc testbed?

I've got a Sun Ultra30. That's quite a piece of hardware, if you know something about the sparcs. *gg* It is currently running Gentoo linux with joy and routes tcp/ip packets from Inet to Lan and vice-versa. :-))

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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:35 pm 
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Hi,

Ok, here's my current list. Details are patchy in places (I can post full details on request), and subject to change.


WORK MACHINE
Pentium IV 1.66 Ghz
256 Mb RAM
40 Gb hard drive
8 Gb hard drive
NVIDEA RIVA TNT2 Model64 Pro video card
NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI Ethernet card
Avance AC'97 sound card (with speakers!)

Connected to the internet with a 56K serial modem.


COMPUTER C
486 DX2 66
8Mb memory
203 Mb HD
1.44 Mb floppy
Video card Cirrus Logic
NE2000 compatible ethernet card


COMPUTER D
AMD-K6 3D processor 166Mhz
16Mb Memory
1.44 Mb floppy
CDROM using IDE interface
SiS 6326 video card
NE2000 compatible ethernet card


COMPUTER E
Cyrix 6x86 (pentium) 133Mhz
1.44 Mb floppy
2 GB hard drive
CD-ROM using panasonic/creative connector
Unknown PCI video card
NE2000 compatible ethernet card


COMPUTER F
75 Mhz Pentium
16 Mb Memory
1.44 Mb floppy
809 MB hard drive
CDrom using IDE interface
Unknown PCI video card
NE2000 compatible ethernet card



COMPUTER G
16 Mb memory
Cyrix 6x86 PR200 CPU
1.44 Mb floppy
Sound card - creative soundblaster 16
4GB hard drive with bad cluster after first 2 Gb (roughly)
S3 Trio64V+ video card
NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI Ethernet card
20x IDE CDROM



COMPUTER H
160Mhz Cryix/Pentium
16Mb Memory
1.44 Mb floppy
514Mb Hard disk
CDrom using IDE interface
Cirrus Logic 5430/40 PCI video card
ESS ES688 Audiodrive sound card (no speakers)
NE2000 compatible ethernet card



COMPUTER K (Digital)
133 Mhz Pentium
8 Mb memory
1.44 Mb floppy
8x CD-rom
S3 Trio64V+ video card
D-Link DE220 ISA PnP ethernet card



COMPUTER N
AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor 300 Mhz
64 Mb memory
32x CD-rom
1335Mb hard disk
S3 video card
Unknown ethernet card



COMPUTER O
Pentium Pro 200 MHz
128 Mb RAM
Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI controller
Compaq ST32550W SCSI hard-drive
IBM DCAS-34330W SCSI hard-drive
IBM DGHS09U SCSI hard-drive
Sony CDU-76S SCSI CD-ROM
Ethernet on motherboard



COMPUTER P
Dual Pentium III 1 GHz
512 Mb RAM
Adaptec AIC-7899 dual-channel SCSI on motherboard
2 * 9 Gb Quantum ATLAS SCSI hard-drives
IDE CD-ROM (50x generic)
Ethernet on motherboard plus 2 PCI ethernet cards



COMPUTER Q (Compaq Proliant 1600)
Dual Pentium II 400 MHz
384 Mb RAM
Dual-channel SCSI on motherboard
5 * 4.5 Gb SCSI hard-drives
IDE CD-ROM
Ethernet on motherboard



Of these the work machine and computers O, P and Q have OS's installed (Win98 and/or Redhat Linux), and I'd need to be sure the OS being tested doesn't mess up hard drive data (especially the work machine as it holds accountancy data for my business and all my source code).

There's an 8-way 10/100 ethernet switch. Currently it's plugged into the work machine and computers P, Q, N, H and O. There may be a few other computers plugged in, but it's hard to tell without installing OS's on them (you wouldn't believe the mess of cables that's behind this lot).

Because I've got a limited amount of space, not all of the computers have monitors, keyboards, etc. I have a 2-way PS/2 keyboard, video, PS/2 mouse switch connected to the work computer and computer P. There's a 4-way PS/2 keyboard, video, serial mouse switch connecting computers N, G, D, H and O. Other computers are plugged in when needed. Computers Q and N have thier own keyboard, monitors and mouses. There's also a 12-way PS/2 keyboard, video, serial mouse switch but I don't have the cables for it yet (sooner or later it'll be used for the remaining computers).

I've also got a pile of parts and could mix & match where necessary. There's 4 "shells" (case, motherboard and CPU) that I haven't bothered with yet as they're similar to other computers (I'm trying for a wide variety of CPUs). In addition I've got a fully working/configured pentium 166 (not listed) that I'm doing up to sell, and a Commodore 64 :-)

I currently don't have any laptops, computers with hyper-threading, multi-CPU AMD computers (e.g. NUMA opteron) or anything that supports 64 bit. I also don't have as many SMP computers as I'd like (especially lacking quad, 8 way and older 80486/pentium). These are the areas future purchases will target.


Cheers,

Brendan

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