The Rough Guide to MBus Modules
Introduction Buses Modules Systems Chips Miscellany

Teamserver Es series
Teamserver Hs series


System

The Fujitsu Teamserver Es and Hs ranges were jointly designed by Fujitsu and ICL as derivatives of the ICL DRS-6000.

The Teamserver Es and Hs both use the same system boards, differing only in number of I/O slots, memory capacity, drive bays, the size of the chassis, and the fact that the standard Hs configuration options include faster CPUs.

They have 2 MBus slots on a single MBus, probably 40MHz.

Due to firmware and the I/O bus structures beyond the MBus, they do not run SunOS 4.x or Solaris, but run an ICL multi-processor derivation of UNIX SVR4.2 called DRS/NX.

The standard Es models are:

The standard Hs models are:

Some Teamservers were supplied by Fujitsu with custom SM41/SM51 modules (and maybe SM71 too); however, these machines are capable of using at least some of the standard Sun SM41/SM51/SM71 modules.

Is it unknown whether the system firmware supports HyperSPARC modules. Even if it does, it is extremely unlikely that modules with RT620D CPUs will work under DRS/NX.

As I know so little about these systems, I cannot advise on firmware revisions needed for particular MBus modules, the set of unsupported but useable MBus modules, or any other issues not covered above.


Introduction Buses Modules Systems Chips Miscellany
Mike Spooner, revised 1st November 2003