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billdeg
July 19th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Can anyone tell me what this 486 board is, what kind of system did it come from?

http://vintagecomputer.net/itemsavailable/486_multiproc-3.JPG
http://vintagecomputer.net/itemsavailable/486_multiproc-1.JPG
http://vintagecomputer.net/itemsavailable/486_multiproc-5.jpg
http://vintagecomputer.net/itemsavailable/486_multiproc-4.JPG
http://vintagecomputer.net/itemsavailable/486_multiproc-2.JPG

The guy who gave it to me said it was $10,000 new, he had been keeping it in an anti-static bag and it should still work. Some sort of server for communications would use something like this? Who would want one of these?

Thanks

Bill

Chuck(G)
July 19th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Looks like something out of an NCR 3000 series system.

IIRC, some of these used up to 8 486 CPUs; ran OS/2 and were used in a wide range of applications. See, for example:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0SMG/is_n14_v11/ai_11563074/

Now, all you need is the rest of the system!

Edit: I'm guessing that this is a processor board from an NCR 3500; it could also be from a 3600. According to what Google turns up, most of these systems ran Unix.

Gwb
July 19th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Looks interesting. Good find!