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The SPARCstation IPC incorporate a Fujitsu MB86901A or a LSI L64801 25 MHz processor. The SPARCstation IPC is limited to use as a single-processor machine.
The SPARCstation IPC has twelve DSIMM slots for memory expansion. Slots can be filled individually giving a maximum of 48Mb memory.
The SPARCstation IPC can hold one internal 50 pins, single ended, fast-narrow SE SCSI drives and a floppy. It also supports external SCSI devices. There is no IDE/ATAPI support.
The SPARCstation IPC comes with an on-board AMD Lance ethernet chipset providing 10Base2 and 10Base5 via an AUI transceiver. The OpenBoot ROM is able to boot from network, using RARP and TFTP. Like all other SPARCstation systems, the IPC holds system information such as MAC address and serial number in NVRAM. If the battery on this chip dies, then the system will not be able to boot.
The following operating systems will run on a SPARCstation IPC:
- SunOS 4.0.3c onwards
- Solaris 2.0 to Solaris 7
- Linux – Some but not all distribution still support this SPARC32 sub-architecture
- NetBSD/sparc32 since 1.0