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

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Nov 13 01:25:11 CST 2003

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.

ROMP came out in 1981.  It was first used in the RT in 1986.  Originally,
it was just used in experimental typewriters and a couple of printers.

Peace...  Sridhar

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