[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Wed Nov 12 17:51:39 CST 2003

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 vance at neurotica.com wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > > 50mhz is a heck of a lot faster than early risc designs running a
> > > 10mhz.  I certainly wasn't suggesting 100-200mhz.  Not everyone needs
> > > to move faster, some of us are just interested in moving better as a
> > > hobby.
> >
> > The earliest commercial RISC I can remember was teh R2000 at 12Mhz,
> > anyways I thought you were talking about the Apple's first riscs PPC (I
> > believe they were like 60Mhz parts).
> The IBM ROMP is a bit older than the MIPS R2000, and the early ROMPs run
> at 5.88MHz.

I forgot about the ROMP, actually I remember reading about 8Mhz R2000
parts so maybe that was their introduction speed, I think both the ROMP
and the R2K are '86 vintage. There was also the clipper, which I believe
was clocked slightly higher and it also came out the same year.

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