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romanon
October 13th, 2013, 10:31 PM
Can you help me with identification od this hardware? First http://ge.tt/4P5le8u/v/0?c?c
It is some expansion card with 80286/8Mhz processor. And second http://ge.tt/2Emzg8u/v/0?c
also some expansion card with NEC V20 processor.

Compgeke
October 14th, 2013, 06:51 AM
The 8-bit card looks like a "PC Slave" or what Wikpedia describes a PC-Slave as anyways.

per
October 15th, 2013, 04:06 AM
As mentioned, these are problably both PC-Slave cards. One of them is based on the V20, the other on a 286. A PC-Slave card is to my understanding a server-on-a-card, and will use the host machine as a fileserver. By putting many of these in the same machine, you end up with many individual servers connected to the same "fileserver" without the need of external networking.

The Australian division of Alloy Computer Products is still around as a supplier for networking equipment.

romanon
October 15th, 2013, 10:25 PM
ok, thank you for explanation :thumbsup: