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The CPU specs are:
  • Pentium® III FC-PGA/PGA2 socket processor-based single board computer (SBC) with 133 MHz system bus
  • 1.26 GHz Pentium III processor with 256 Kbyte advanced  transfer cache or 933 MHz Pentium III processor
  • 512 Mbyte PC-133 SDRAM using a single SODIMM
  • Internal AGP SVGA controller with 4 Mbyte display cache 133 MHz system bus via Intel® 815E chipset
  • Dual Ethernet controllers supporting 10BaseT and 100BaseTX interfaces
  • Onboard Ultra DMA/100 hard drive and floppy drive controllers (uses VMEbus P2 for connection to IDE/floppy)
  • Two high performance 16550-compatible serial ports
  • PS/2-style keyboard and mouse ports on the front panel
  • Real-time clock and miniature speaker included
  • Dual front panel universal serial bus (USB) connections
  • Two 16-bit and two 32-bit programmable timers
  • PMC expansion site (IEEE-P1386 common mezzanine card
  • VME64 modes supported:

This is just a quick update for ACTS. I have had some help today to move some of the heavy stuff around for me. I have a torn rotator in my left shoulder, so picking up more than a pound or two kills me. The SBC module is a VMIC VMIVME-7648 P3 and it is up and running in its new home my large VME rack. So this card has 640k+128K = 192k of real memory but it will take 512k + 256 Cache SRAM. So I know the CPU is working and it runs preboot diagnostics fine, as you can see below. And it cries when it can't find the OS!

Now that I can talk to the SBC is to get an IDE HDA on it and load an OS. There are some Linux distros that will work with these small resources.