3172 Interconnect Controller
gg244252.pdf Multiprotocol Networking with the 3172 Model 3
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Photos of 3172 by Michael J. Ross
3172 Models -002, -003 and -390 Layout
Sort of reminds me of the aftermath of a RS/6000 and a 9595 crash.
The illustrations in the Maintenance manual show the single serial/single
parallel 95 planar. The Model 001 uses an 8580-Axx planar, with (2) 4MB
planar memory cards.. The -002 uses possibly the G complex. The -003 uses
the G but could be upgraded with the M, P, Q and Y.
Operator's Panel, Models 1, 3, and 390
Operator's Panel, Models 2 Only
For ICP, the keypad is used to review error information and to issue commands. Using the keypad, you can key in a command or request additional information about any status condition shown on the 4-digit display. The keypad has 16 keys, hexadecimal numbers 0 through F.
There are four keys on the operator panel that are defined by the ICP:
Note: Channel 1 On/Off key and Channel
2 On/Off key are disabled for the following ICP configurations:
The following types of channel adapters are available:
Processor Card (66M Hz) P/N06H7317 (New) (Type 4) Pentium
If you are running ICP, the 66 Mhz processor requires ICP Version 3
Release 3. Previous releases of ICP are not supporter.
3172 Interconnect Controller Model 1.
This was a new product designed to supersede the earlier 8232 LAN Channel Station. Now withdrawn, the Model 1 was the first of this family of LAN/Host gateways. It featured an 80386 processor and an IBM Micro Channel* Architecture supporting up to four LAN adapters and two host channels. In addition, this model had the capability for remote channel-to-channel services.
Oriented to TCP/IP connectivity, the Model 1 was initially designed to be used with the Interconnect Controller Program (ICP) Version 1. It is rack mountable in an industry standard 19" rack, such as the IBM 9309. All controls are on the front panel.
It has a wierdly mounted low profile 3.5" DBA drive, WDL-330RS. The drive is directly mounted to a Type 5 form factor card. The card has an odd beige colored 4 pin plug, same color as the 8580 power plug.Only one trace seems to be connected, bet it's the +12v...
The 3172 model 1 requires 200vac-240vac input voltage.
This model uses.. sigh... an 8580-Axx planar
Looking at the -001 parts list- it shows an 8580 style speaker/battery holder...
3172 Interconnect Controller Model 2
3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3
Single inline memory modules, or SIMMs are plugged into the memory slots on the system board. There are two banks with four memory slots each on the system board. SIMMs are shipped and installed in pairs; that is, one is plugged into slot A1 of the first bank and one into slot B1 of the second bank. The next two SIMMs are plugged into slots A2 and B2 of each bank, and so on.
Two 4-MB non-ECC SIMMs are included as base hardware with the IBM 3172 Model 3. Hardware Package1 and Hardware Package2 provide pairs of larger capacity SIMMs to replace the 4-MB ones. Also, pairs of 4-MB non-ECC SIMMs or of 8-MB ECC SIMMs may be ordered as features. See "3172 Model 3 Features" in topic 1.2.2 for more nformation.
The diskette drive uses a standard double-sided, high-density 3.5-inch removable diskette. The drive motor is +12 volts direct current (V dc), direct drive (nonbelt). The +12 V dc motor is hardware-controlled and is switched on only when drive access is required.
The operator panel contains the display, indicators, keypad, defined keys, diskette drive, and on/off switch. The control logic for reading the keypad switches and writing data to the status indicators is contained on the operator panel. The processor logic reads and writes to the operator panel through the I/O data bus.
By Michael J. Ross, borrowed from The Corestore (just in case...).
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