We're looking for the following information about a (probably) 3rd party,
gigabit ethernet NIC for a P655 running AIX 5.1 (5.2 is possible but
unlikely, last I heard 5.3 was not possible in this case).
1) What vendors have good deals on GigE NIC for a P655 (price/performance
would hopefully be low). We'd even consider a refurb, if they're
2) What precisely would be involved in installing that NIC? The machine
has 5 NIC's right now, all from IBM. They are 2 * 100BaseT, 2 *
1000BaseT, and 1 * an SP2 interface. I understand the SP2 wiring is
pretty sensitive to being giggled.