The Question is:
We are looking at upgrading our Alpha 2100A server. What we wanted to do is to
take the CPU processor and memory out of our floor model Alpha 2100 and
putting it into the 2100A RM. Will this work? Will the CPU chip work? I
think the memory will but I'
m not sure about the CPU. What are the major differences between the Alpha
2100 and the Alpha 2100A?
The Answer is :
The salient difference between the AlphaServer 2100 series and
the AlphaServer 2100A series is the particular combination of PCI
and EISA I/O slots present in the enclosure.
Without details of which CPUs are involved, this transplant may or
may not work. With OpenVMS Alpha, there is no support for the 5/375
(375 MHz EV56) CPU variant, for instance. And all CPUs in the box
must be the same model, and at compatible revisions. And there
must be sufficient power available for the configuration, either
in the existing power supply or through the presence or addition
of a second power supply.
Please contact your hardware support organization for assistance.