What exactly is this thing?

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  1. Dodge M4S

    Dodge M4S Member

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    I was bored so I decided to search for motherboards on the made in china web site and came across this.

    So its a motherboard that can plug into.. a motherboard?

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  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    they're known as single board computers, but i've never seen one used.
    i guess they a bit like blade systems in that you can have multiple "computers" in a single chassis.
     
  3. HeXa

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    I've got a couple of P3 era ones.... were in industrial computers that have like 12 PCI slots
     
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  5. millsy

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    Wow that's neat! It'd be mad if they made something like that for desktop pc's, be awesome for 3d rendering if the price was right :weirdo:
     
  6. looktall

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  7. Dezza Bot

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    Been around for ages. Usually custom server and industrial applications.

    I can't help but say "Sup dawg! I heard you liked computers" etc
     
  8. spud42

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    yep mostly for industrial control. you can get an amazing array of i/o cards for this system..A to D cards with multiple channels and bit depths, D to A cards to control stuff .. DSP cards, data logging cards you name it they probably have one that can do it.. this stuff is NOT cheap though..
     
  9. fnp

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    They're called daugherboards. My old 486 had one ISA slot on its motherboard, so it had an ISA daughterboard that had another four ISA slots on it. That one there looks a bit more elaborate but same basic thing.
     
  10. dazzawul

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    wait, so what is the point of them?

    looktall, is it just so that you can get a heap of independant IO consolidated into the one box with its own cpu power or is there some other function?
    Im having trouble envisioning what you'd need to run something like this for :p

    Oh, wait, I see what they do... I'm a goose :p

    Thats pretty nifty!
     
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  11. spud42

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    lol... they are used for monitoring and controlling assembly lines for example. also canning and botteling plants, refineries etc... the possibilities are limitless..lol
    mind you there are other systems around to do this that use different hardware...
     
  12. XLAR8

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    i have an old p3 here some where thats setup is just like that. cpu, ram and hdd on a card and on the mobo it has another ide controller and a hand full of pci and isa slots.

    iirc i think it is a dell or another white box of sorts.
     
  13. SLATYE

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    Is that an LGA775 card for a VLB slot?

    I can think of many reasons for having a SBC, but I'm not sure why you'd install an LGA775 one in something old enough to have VLB.
     
  14. KonMan

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    the mobo connector reminds me of the old "VESA Local Bus Video Cards" - onboard its totally new...
     
  15. crag_v

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    on topic: it's called a daughterboard. computer on a card for server applications. someone has no doubt said this already. i broke forum protocol (sorry) and didn't read the thread, because i came here to ask just one thing...

    off topic: did the thread title remind anyone else of this thread? :lol:

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  16. ayles

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    Yo dawg!

    we put a computer in your computer so you compute while you compute

    :thumbdn:
     
  17. the Fan-Man

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    back to the first pic, are they ISA pins? they are alot wider (contacts) than PCI or PCI/64)...? :confused:
     
  18. BlueSteel

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    There it is! :lol:
     
  19. NankstaH

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    A long time ago I worked for a place once that had an AS400 with one of these boards in it. It was used to remotely manage the AS400 box (running AIX i believe?). So if it hung or w/e you could restart it. It was running win 2k on the daughter board. I'm a bit vague on the details it was a while ago :) I can't even remember what they are called now.
     
  20. HeXa

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    yes - reuses standard connectors to interface with the mainboard

    remote management card - Dell calls them DRAC, HP calls them Lights-Out, other vendors have similar names

    have one at home that allows LOM of a server via GSM phone network
     
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