Hansen Partnership Voyager Project
As part of its service to the Open Source Community, Hansen Partnership is sponsoring the Voyager Project to boot Linux on NCR Voyager Hardware.
The voyager architecture was a multi-processing architecture (initially for the Intel 486 processor) which preceeded the Intel MP Specification. Initially voyager began life as a dual CPU SMP model using the Micro Channel bus (called Level 3). And eventually progressed to Level 5, which may have up to 32 processors and 4GB of memory per machine. This project supports only Level 5 and Level 4 machines.
Voyager Machines (and their support status) are:
|51xx||5||enormous fridge||Should boot
|Usually MPP or Cluster data warehouse, up to 32 way SMP, primary and secondary MCA, always Q720 SCSI controller|
|35xx/36xx||5||large fridge||Should boot
|Usually data warehouse, up to 16 way SMP, primary and secondary MCA, may have either D700 or Q720 SCSI controller|
|boots and tested (D700)||depending on type can be up to 8 way SMP, primary MCA only, usually D700 SCSI, but may support Q720|
|3360/3430||4||smaller server||boots and tested||Up to 2 way SMP, primary MCA only, internal 53c710 SCSI controller.|