Elefant ist my fastest Sun3 in the collection, a
The CPU is a 68030 at 33 MHz, accellerated by a 64 kByte
2nd level cache. This yields more than double the speed of a Sun 3/60.
The machine is placed in a 12-slot VME-Bus chassis.
The front flap can be opened to access the
The left compartment contains an Exabyte 8200 tape drive (2.3 GB)
and the right compartment contains a CDC Wren IV SCSI hard disk (300 MB).
The following cards are in Elefant:
- 32 MB Memory (original Sun)
- Sun 3400 CPU
- (covered by the CPU)
- Sun2 SCSI controller
- Ciprico Rimfire 3200 SMD Controller
- second ethernet controller
Some weeks ago i got a disk tower simillar to the 3/470 chassis.
I put all my SMD hard drives into it: Two Seagate Sabre ST81236J
(1 GB), one Fujitsu M2372 Swallow III (670 MB) and a CDC-9720-850
(670 MB, unfortunately only half of the capacity is usable).
Earlier i ran Elefant in an old Sun 3/260 chassis.
There were two Seagate ST1236J SMD disks (1 GB)
connected to the Rimfire.
Stations of the machine
- Day of Birth: 18.12.1989
- Since 1990 mail and news server of the local computer centre of the university of Kaiserslautern, Germany (sun.rhrk.uni-kl.de)
- Since 1994: Parts (CPU, Memory, SCSI) run by Peter Koch in a 3/260 chassis (simmern.informatik.uni-kl.de)
- Since Sep. 1995 private machine of Peter Koch at the german research centre for artificial intelligence (DFKI) (exot-207.dfki.uni-kl.de)
- Since Nov. 1996 Internet gateway of the Pirmasenser Zeitung (limes.pz.pirmasens.de), a daily newspaper in Germany
- Jul. 1999: Got the original chassis of the 3/470 and plugged everything back
- Since 1/6/2000: Retirement (elefant.pz.pirmasens.de)
I had planned to retire the machine in 1999, but i was curious
if it would do its way into 2000. It did and it did bravoureous!