SUMMARY: Mystery VME Board....

From: Peter L. Wargo (
Date: Mon Jul 27 1998 - 15:33:14 CDT

Original Q:
Found the following board in the VME pile. It's a smaller board in a standard
VME adaptor board (SUN PN 501-1269), but the board itself does not have a sun PN
on it.

It has an Intel i860 on it, clocked at 33Mhz, and what looks like dual-ported
VRAM. (As well as the usual VME interface chips.) Across the top, it has

      CSPI USA ASSY SC1V / 8MB REV-A S/N36273 153-801


Turns out that CSPI *is* the maker, and is still in business making
high-performance vector processing boards and the like. The SuperCard 1 came
with perfomance libs for FFT and the like. Very popular for Radar, Sonar,
Medical Imaging, and the like. The company still makes similar products, like
the SuperCard 4.

Thanks to:
Rick Niziak <>
Dave Floyd <>
Michael Wright <>
Thomas Bastian <>
Harvey Wamboldt <>

-Peter L. Wargo | | +1 505 995 4476
 Group Leader, Systems Administration
 The National Center for Genome Resources
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