[rescue] A5000 questions...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Aug 7 18:35:41 CDT 2003
On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 07:06 PM, vance at neurotica.com wrote:
>> There were many many interesting and fast bus systems way before PCI
>> came around and evntually almost all vendors dropped those in favor of
>> VME, TurboChannel, SBus, GSC, HP-PB, GIO, to name a few.
> Don't forget MCA.
This is an excellent point. It seems to be little known, but MCA
evolved along with everyone else long after the PS/2 failed to become
the world standard for anyone but the banking industry. People seem to
have labeled it a "PS/2 bus" and considered it obsolete for that
reason, when in actuality it was widened and sped up to respectable
levels like everything else.
I didn't know this myself until Sridhar explained it to me a couple
of years ago. Later, more modern MCA is Good Stuff(tm).
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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