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power mac for 373

Paul Morrison morrison at farber.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 4 03:49:29 EST 1998



Michael Tan wrote:

Bernd Weisshaar wrote:

> > >Zhang Jianxiong asked:
> > >Is anyone know how to setup PowerMac for collecting data from ABI 373?
> > >Thanks for sharing.
> > According to the local (German) PE/Abi people one has to upgrade the 373 =
> > to HT. With this upgrade, the 373 also handeles up to 64 lanes and runs
> with
> > the (buggy!!!) 3.0 Version of the software. The Upgrade includes a
> > "Pizza-Box" interface and a PPC. We have one "373HT", and the thing runs
> > more or less fine. The main problem is that (at least the German) PE/Abi
> > people do not know the 373HT very well - there are seemingly only a few
> > installed in Germany.
>
> AKA XL upgrade.  I think that Zhang just wants to hang a Power PC off of
> the 373.  Which would simply mean to plug it in and add the new software
> according to PE/ABD here in the states (I talked to our local rep).
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  Unless something new has come up recently the recomendation is to never
attempt collection of 373 data on a Power PC. Analysis 1.2,2.1 and 3.x yes. You
need a software fpu to use 3.x. But even with a software fpu a 373 cannot talk
to a Power PC.
Has somebody figured out how to do this without th XL "pizza box" upgrade?
-Paul

Paul Morriosn D830
Molecular Biology Core Facilities
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Boston, MA  02115

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