Contributing to NetBSD: Hardware
If you have hardware you could donate or loan to a NetBSD developer, or
are interested in writing a driver and just need the hardware, this is
the place to check. Each entry has a contact email address.
If you have anything you would like to add to this list, please contact us.
If your company would like to assist the NetBSD project, please see the appropriate page.
There is also a list of other donations
- AmigaCD32 with 68030 CPU card
- CHRP (OpenfirmWare) based IBM RS/6000 Machines
- PowerPC Mac hardware
- Cobalt RAQ2 and QUBE
- m88110-based Data General AViiON
- ARC compliant MIPS machine
- IBM PCI Video cards wanted
- Sun PCI Video cards wanted
- Sun SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules
- SCSI bus analyzer
- MCA cards and documentation wanted
- IBM POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000
- DIAB DS90/20 workstation
- Acorn arm26 machines
- Performa-5320 - Non open firmware Power Mac
- Sun386i (Roadrunner) in The Netherlands
- Olivetti ESC-I and ESC-II EISA SCSI adapters
- DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller
- Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card
- Sun Creator UPA frame buffer 'ffb'
- Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T graphics card
- ISA ethernet cards
- HP J25XX 100VG network cards and switch
- SunPCi coprocessor card
- Alpha memory, CPUs and PCI riser cards
- DEC Multia with 128 megabytes RAM
- NCD19B XTerminal in The Netherlands
- Mac Quadra 840av
- Sparc 5's, 10's, 20's
- GIGABYTE GeForce 7300GS (GV-NX73G256D-RH)
Developers looking for machines
AmigaCD32 with 68030 CPU card (top)
<rkujawa@NetBSD.org> would like to extend
NetBSD/amiga to support AmigaCD32-specific hardware (CD-ROM drive, Akiko,
EEPROM, etc.). AmigaCD32 with 68030-based expansion is needed for this cause,
due to MMU requirement. DCE SX-32 Pro is probably the only existing 68030 card
for AmigaCD32, machines without MMU are not interesting.
CHRP (OpenfirmWare) based IBM RS/6000 Machines (top)
<garbled@NetBSD.org> would like to port
NetBSD/ofppc to any and all IBM CHRP-based RS/6000 machines. These machines
are generally the black models. Machine model codes that would be
particularly appreciated are: 7025-F50, 7026-*, 7028-*, 7044-*, 7043-260.
In all cases, prefer an SMP machine when available. POWER3, POWER4 or POWER5
would be a bonus. Rackmount machines are acceptable, but need to be
operable with 120VAC.
PowerPC Mac hardware (top)
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in an
Old World Macintosh SMP machine, such as a PowerMac 9500/180MP to test macppc
SMP support on. He is also interested in any G5 mac hardware, SMP preferred
Cobalt RAQ2 and QUBE (top)
<email@example.com> would like to improve
support for the mips r5k based Cobalt RAQ2 and QUBE. In particular he is
interested in investigating the cache and pci stability issues and the
firmware restriction on max image size.
He is based in Australia and would be willing to help cover shipping.
m88110-based Data General AViiON (top)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> is interested in porting
NetBSD to Motorola m88110-based hardware such as the Data General AViiON.
Note that there are both 88100-based and 88110-based systems "out there"
and Allen already has some 88100-based hardware.
ARC compliant MIPS machine (top)
<soda@NetBSD.org> is working on NetBSD/arc, but is handicapped by his host being
a very flaky preproduction unit. Having a (dependable) ARC box would help
expediate both of NetBSD/arc and NetBSD/mips64 projects.
Developers looking for other hardware
IBM PCI Video cards wanted (top)
<garbled@NetBSD.org> would like to improve support
in the prep and ofppc ports for IBM graphics cards. He would like any and
all PCI-based GXT-1XX or GXT-X000 based cards. Very interested in
the GXT-1XX cards that are Matrox based.
Sun PCI Video cards wanted (top)
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in any PCI
Sun graphics card that NetBSD currently does not support. Specifically he is
interested in the following models: Sun XVR-100, Sun PGX64, and any other
third party card that we might be able to find documentation on.
Sun SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules (top)
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in
SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules that have caches. Not interested in
SCSI bus analyzer (top)
Several ports could make use of a SCSI bus analyzer for debugging SCSI
drivers, developing new SCSI drivers, figuring out poorly or undocumented
hardware, and for improving existing performance of existing drivers. An
analyzer that can work with old narrow SCSI/SCSI-2 busses is sufficient.
The intent is to share this among developers on an as-needed basis. Contact
MCA cards and documentation wanted (top)
If you have some MCA (Micro-Channel Architecture, also referred to as only MC)
cards in your junk pile you'd be willing to give away, please contact
He is collecting them, so that drivers for the cards could be written,
tested and added to the NetBSD tree. More information (as well as
list of most wanted hardware) is at the
NetBSD on IBM PS/2 page.
Hardware available to anyone who would like to write support
IBM POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000 (top)
<email@example.com> would be willing to give an IBM
POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000, to anyone who would like to port NetBSD
to it. It was reported to be fully functional up until the hard drive crashed.
This system is located near the San Francisco Bay area.
DIAB DS90/20 workstation (top)
Acorn arm26 machines (top)
Kjetil B. Thomassen
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a couple of
Acorn A310 and an R140 ARM2/3 based machines he would be willing to lend for
an indefinite time to anyone interested in working on a port.
- ARM2 / ARM3 26bit CPUs.
- 4MB RAM.
- Acorn VIDC and IOC chipset.
- Serial, parallel, ST506, keyboard, and mouse interfaces.
- SVGA-like monitor interface (chipset is definitely not SVGA).
- Acorn 'podule' bus interface - can take IDE and SCSI cards.
The R140 can run RISCiX, Acorn's own BSD gcc using BSD 4.3-port, which it might be possible to leverage. 
Performa-5320 - Non open firmware Power Mac (top)
- Performa-5320 All-in-One
- non-PCI (nubus)
- 117Mhz 603 CPU
- 32MB RAM
- 1.6GB IDE harddrive (Could be swapped for 8.4GB unit)
- 15" built in display
- 10BaseT Ethernet, 28.8K internal modem, SCSI controller.
Sun386i (Roadrunner) in The Netherlands (top)
<email@example.com> can supply a working Sun386i
to anyone who wants to port NetBSD to it. The location of the machine
is Geldrop in The Netherlands.
- 20 MHz CPU + FPU
- 8 MB RAM
- cg3 and bw2 graphics boards (cg5 also available)
- Sun type 4 kbd/mouse
- 340 MB SCSI harddisk with SunOS 4.0.2
- 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy drive
- Both a monochrome and a colour display
Olivetti ESC-I and ESC-II EISA SCSI adapters (top)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has Olivetti ESC-I and
ESC-II EISA SCSI adapters, available to anyone who would like to write a
driver for them.
DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller (top)
email@example.com (Jan-Hinrich Fessel) has a DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller with minimal docs (i.e. pinout and install guide) for anyone who is willing to do a port for it. It supports V.35@64kb V.24/V.firstname.lastname@example.org V.11/V.36@E1/T1 and V.10@64kb.
Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card (top)
<email@example.com> has a Compaq
NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card, which is an EISA card that combines ethernet and
token ring interfaces. He is happy to send it to anybody who is keen on
writing EISA drivers. 
Sun Creator UPA frame buffer 'ffb' (top)
<grant@NetBSD.org> has a Sun ffb available for loan
(preferably within Melbourne, Australia) to assist in development of the X
server on NetBSD/sparc64. It is the
model suitable for use in PCI/UPA-based ultra boxes.
Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T graphics card (top)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T
graphics card available for any developer wishing to add support for it. The
card comes from a Digital Personal Workstation (Miata). 
ISA ethernet cards (top)
<email@example.com> has a group of ethernet cards
available, he prefers to give them to someone in the Netherlands. Cards
located near Utrecht (NL).
- Tulip NCC-16 PnP (PC-Net chip), UTP
- Tulip NCC-16 no PnP (SONIC 16 chip), UTP, AUI, BNC
- Hewlett Packard card (100VG chip), 2*UTP (10 Mbit, 100 Mbit)
- Gateway G/Ethernet AT, AUI, BNC
HP J25XX 100VG network cards and switch (top)
Daniel van Eeden
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has some network cards for
anyone to write a driver. These cards are made for 100VG networks and Daniel
also has a 14-port 100VG 100 Mbit manageable switch with builtin 10 Mbit
bridge and SNMP module to accompany them. He is located in the Netherlands.
- HP J2585B (PCI)
- HP J2573 (ISA)
- 14-port 100VG 100 Mbit manageable switch
SunPCi coprocessor card (top)
Daniel van Eeden
<email@example.com> also has a SunPCi card from
Sun Microsystems which is available to anyone who wants to write NetBSD guest
and/or host support. It's the first PCI version (P/N X1131A-64.2) with AMD
K6-2 CPU. 
Other Hardware available
Alpha memory, CPUs and PCI riser cards (top)
<wilko@FreeBSD.ORG> has various alpha parts available
for interested developers:
- a set (of 3) 4MB cache SIMMs for the AlphaStation 600.
- For NoName (AXPpci33) owners I have a bunch of 21066-AA 166MHz LCA CPUs.
- 21064[A] chips of various speeds 133 -> 200 MHz. Pulls from working systems like Sandpiper and Mikasa.
- A couple of Multia PCI riser cards. New/unused.
DEC Multia with 128 megabytes RAM (top)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a working DEC Multia (small scsi
hard drive(~1Gb) and cdrom in second case) with 128 Mb RAM available. It's got
NetBSD 1.5ZA (Jan 02) and recently retired from web service. Floppy generates
some soft errors, but always seems to work out OK when installing. Bob has
offered to pay the shipping as a way of saying thanks for NetBSD.
NCD19B XTerminal in The Netherlands (top)
<email@example.com> has an NCD19B XTerminal
available for free. It is fairly heavy, so it needs to be picked up in
Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Mac Quadra 840av (top)
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a Mac Quadra 840av
with 48MB of RAM, 500MB hard drive and a 2x CD-ROM drive that he would like to
donate for development on NetBSD/mac68k.
He also has the original Mac 16" monitor as well. The items are located in
Sparc 5's, 10's, 20's (top)
<email@example.com> has a about 40 Sparc 5's, 10's
and 20's available. These systems have no keyboards and he has only one GX
framebuffer. CPUs are single, dual and quad (two processors on a CPU card,
two CPU cards) SuperSparc-IIs. These machines are supported already but
someone working on the kernel or pkgsrc might want an actual Sparc to test on.
They're $30 to ship UPS ground (the 10's weigh less) or they can be picked up
in the Phoenix, Arizona, USA area. The hardware is free to anyone who has
done development on BSD in the past or can be recognized to be associated with