[rescue] [Semi-OT] Sun History
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Oct 17 00:04:19 CDT 2001
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Scotty Logan wrote:
The original SUNs and SGIs used the same "homebrew" CPU board (Which was
an internal Stanford design).
The interesting thing about sun is (IMHO):
One of the museum displays says that the original SUN used Stanford HW
(the CPU), with Berkeley SW (BSD).
Later they adopted SPARC, which was based on Berkeley's research. So
shouldn't have they changed their name to BUN then? :-) If they wanted to
continue being "Stanford" they should have adopted MIPS
Who said nothing good ever came out of Cal? :-)
> Yup, SUN was originally an acronym for Stanford University Network.
> There's apparently still a SUN-1 on campus in the Gates Comp Sci
> Building (there's an oxymoron):
> There's a picture of the first Sun board:
> There's also the original Google storage system:
> Both we spun off (probably through the Office of Technology Licensing),
> along with Cisco, Yahoo, SGI & MIPS.
> Maybe I'll take the camera into work one day, wander over and take some
> Scotty Logan <swl at stanford.edu>
> ITSS-CSS http://www.stanford.edu/group/itss/css/
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
> > Behalf Of Zach Malone
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 19:29
> > To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> > Subject: [rescue] [Semi-OT] Sun History
> > Hello,
> > I was browsing over the Sun Hardware Reference
> > (http://www.sunhelp.org/faq/sunref1.html), and I found this statement,
> > "
> > 100
> > Processor(s): 68000 @ 10MHz
> > Bus: Multibus, serial
> > Notes: Uses a design similar to original SUN
> > (Stanford
> > University Network) CPU. The version
> > 1.5 CPU can
> > take larger RAMs.
> > "
> > Anyhow, I am curious, did Sun's name originate from
> > Stanford? Anyone
> > know the history of Sun in the early '80s? Anyone have
> > images of a Sun-1
> > machine?
> > Zach
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