Only sold in and around Germany. Apparently it came in different colors, too. I've never seen a picture of one outside of promotional material, or even heard of someone who's actually seen one in person.
Interesting! even with four processors, I doubt 10.4 would run very well at 200 MHz, though.You can run up to 10.4.x on the 604, just need to compile the Kernel so it doesn't halt on unknown CPU's.
I think the CPU check was added with 10.3, so kernels from 10.0-10.2.x should work out of the box.
Agreed - I've heard about them, but never seen even a picture of one "in the wild".Only sold in and around Germany. Apparently it came in different colors, too. I've never seen a picture of one outside of promotional material, or even heard of someone who's actually seen one in person.
Heh. Google for "Everex STEP MegaCube", there are a number of threads about them on the VCF, et al. Owning one is apparently quite the status symbol among the select crowd that's impressed by 12 slot EISA 486/33s from 1991.
Maybe it's hardware dependent or processor specific, but I would expect it to be able to see/handle at least two CPUs as there are dual-processor G4 machines (like the PM G4 Quicksilver DP 800 I have). Not sure how much it utilizes that hardware in general though.No need to compile the kernel yourself, you can download a precompiled 10.4.11 kernel that has the CPU check removed.
Not worth anything though if it doesn't see the additional CPUs.
It's not so much that it has 2-4 processors but the way Daystar implemented them. The old systems weren't native multi processor platforms so they did some trickery to get multiple CPUs working in the one slot. Apple used a different method of running multiple processors which was incompatible with nPower.
There are old Linux mailing list postings that seem to indicate that SMP worked on those machines in some capacity, although I get the impression that it was never actually stable. Trying to get it to run today would likely be a really frustrating exercise in code archeology.since nothing except classic Mac OS running specially-coded software will use the extra processors