Commit 5df1fcb1 authored by Mike Hibler's avatar Mike Hibler

Add page about the pc2000s as they are a bit odd (IXPs).

parent 8416293f
Copyright (c) 2007 University of Utah and the Flux Group.
All rights reserved.
<h1>The "pc2000" Nodes</h1>
<li> <a href="#machines">Machines and Interfaces</a>
<li> <a href="#images">Images and Kernel Support</a>
<li> <a href="#caveats">Caveats</a>
<a NAME="machines"></a><h2>Machines and Interfaces</h2>
The "pc2000" machines are
<a href="">
Dell Precision Workstation 340s</a>
with a single 2GHz processor, 512MB of RAMBUS RAM, and 2 7,200&nbsp;RPM 20GB IDE disks.
Each has 4 available 100Mb experimental net interfaces in the form of 2
dual port Intel Pro/100 PCI cards.
Each node also has a single Intel IXP1200 Network Processor in the form of
an ENP2505 (Bridalveil) card.
See the
<a href="docwrapper.php3?docname=ixp.html">
Emulab IXP document</a> for details on how these are integrated into Emulab.
All machines have serial console lines accessible from via
the "console" command or remotely via the
<a href="">tiptunnel</a> interface.
<a NAME="images"></a><h2>Images and Kernel Support</h2>
Currently, the Emulab standard FreeBSD images prior to FreeBSD 7
and Linux images (RHL90-STD, FC4-STD, "legacy" RHL73-STD)
will run on these machines.
<b>NOTE:</b> at this time, only the RHL73-IXPHOST image has IXP support.
The IXP will be ignored in all other kernels
(see <a href="#caveats">Caveats</a> below).
For custom images, no special drivers are needed
if you do not want to use the IXP devices.
<a NAME="caveats"></a><h2>Caveats</h2>
<li> <b>Windows does not run on these nodes.</b>
We have never been able to make a Windows system work on these,
possibly because of the IXP cards.
<li> <b>FreeBSD 7 does not run on these nodes.</b>
It blows up in the ACPI code during booting. It also blows up at
boot time if ACPI is disabled. Again, possibly because of the IXP
<li> <b>Access to the second disk is slower than to the primary disk.</b>
This is due to the second disk being connected to the primary IDE
controller "slave" rather than the secondary IDE "master."
<b>NOTE:</b> at this time, pc170 <i>does</i> have the second drive connected
to the master.
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<li> Multiple PCI-X 64/133 and 64/100 busses
<li> 6 10/100/1000 Intel NICs spread across the busses
(one NIC is the control net).
<a href=doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=pc3000.html>
<b>Important Notes</b>.<a>
<li> 2 x 146GB 10,000 RPM SCSI disks
<a href=doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=pc3000.html>
<b>Important Notes about the pc3000s</b></a>
<a name="tbpc850"></a>
......@@ -118,7 +118,8 @@ Antec IPC3480B, with 300W PS and extra fan.
Intel IXP 1200 network processor cards</a>.
<li> 2 x 20GB 7200 RPM IDE disks
<a href=doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=pc2000.html>
<b>Important Notes about the pc2000s</b></a>
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