sunfire v440

Riccardo Veraldi riccardo.veraldi at
Mon May 20 17:23:13 UTC 2013

I am about to buy a 4 processor ultrsparc IIIi 1,59MHz, do you think 
FreeBSD 9.1 will have no problem to run ?
I mean no problem with 4 CPU number ?

FreeBSD sparc64 page is telling it is supported...
Sun Fire V440 (support for the on-board NICs first appeared in 
7.3-RELEASE and 8.0-RELEASE)

my only problem now but it is with all sparc64 architectures is that 9.1 
ISO won't boot...
cannot find kernel.

On 5/19/13 11:17 PM, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> As Riccardo Veraldi wrote:
>> Looking on FreeBSD site it tells it is supported since FreeBSD 8.0
>> but I ask to someone who is using FreeBSD on his V440 to confirm me
>> it's working.
> I recently got a SunFire V210 which should be fairly similar to yours.
> It's working fine.  (I've got a single CPU only though.)
> I tried to make it less noisy, with moderate success.  The trickiest
> part was to have the power supply accept a lower speed fan, because
> the PS evaluates the fan speed internally by itself with some analog
> circuitry.
> Unfortunately, as cool as the idea of the ALOM appears at first, with
> a standby power of ~ 15 W, you'd better power it off with a hardware
> switch while you don't need it.

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