NetBSD Architecture Farm
This documents the state of the machine room as of early 2000, while
NetBSD 1.4.2 release builds were going on here.
Near the end of 2001, I moved to a smaller apartment, but Real Life
has so far kept me from hooking everything back up. Just imagine
double-height shelves, and the recent additions:
a VAXstation 4000 VLC, an IBM WorkPad z50, and a Mac Quadra 800AV.
This is uni
my stable machine and main desktop.
Most of the windows are remote logins to other machines, shown elsewhere on
this web page.
(Going around the room left to right; sorry, no pictures of the whole room yet,
right now it's too cluttered for that.)
To the left is leia
Unfortunately it had to be running MacOS for the QuickCam software.
When I get a chance to redo all these pictures, the lighting on this
one will be a lot better, promise :)
To the right are vader
the original core of the architecture farm.
They remain the most reliable of my netbsd-current machines,
probably because their parts were all bought new at Fry's (except for
ATX motherboard and memory,
which were purchased from the
They both have S3 VGA cards driving a pair of old monitors,
located on the top shelf of the wire rack to their right.
On the left is one of the two
NetGear 8-port fast ethernet switches
that form the core of the farm's network.
On the right is bespin,
an HP 9000/735 workstation with a six-drive disk array.
It boots HP/UX 10.20 from the bottom drive and serves a striped filesystem on
the other five to the rest of the network.
lando, another (slower) HP 9000/735, is barely visible here,
but is partly showing in the NetGear picture.
Currently running HP/UX 10.20, it eagerly awaits the chance to try out an hp700
port of NetBSD.
This is the Architecture Farm Entertainment Center.
shown above has just had a big new hard drive installed, and will shortly
to avoid disturbing the original soda
(pictured on the right) until I'm done using it as a reference.
To the left is dagobah
a Sun 3/60.
To the right is threepio
a SparcStation IPX.
To the left is chewie
a DEC Multia.
To the right is obi-wan
a DEC DNARD ("shark").
On the left is yoda
a "slab" NeXTstation (68040, grayscale).
To the right is threegx
a SparcBook 3GX, pictured in its natural
habitat, reading email over breakfast. A certain historical figure whose
name is unwise to speak aloud appears to be the subject of this morning's
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