[rescue] Another fine business decision for us axp-lovers

Sebastian Marius Kirsch rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 01:29:53 CDT 2001

On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 06:16:26PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > yes, MIPS appears to be mostly dead; I'm sceptical as to whether the
> > R18k will ever be built.
>   I dunno...I keep hearing "dead" and similar words used to describe
> things that are selling like hotcakes...I just don't see the
> justification.  Maybe I'm being an idiot.

Let's rephrase that as 'MIPS as a workstation processor appears to be
mostly dead'? SGI doesn't have a current workstation model based on MIPS
-- the Octane2 is, quite frankly, not really up-to-date. And the Onyx
3200 is hardly 'selling like hotcakes' -- sure, we've had ours for a
couple of months now, so I guess there are more than two of them in
Germany now, but ...

On the other hand, I'd really like to get my hands on a VW 550 or 770 --
as far as Wintel machines go, these appear to be quite decent machines.

Yours, Sebastian Kirsch <skirsch at moebius.inka.de>

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