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

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Thu Nov 13 01:58:00 CST 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Paul Weissmann wrote:

> vance at neurotica.com [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.
> Besides the RT-PC FAQ - is there anywhere some more information on
> the ROMP CPU itself?
> The FAQ does talk mostly at the h/w-level only about the different RT
> and board models, but not the processor design specifically.
> Are there still any RT-PC AOS(BSD) users?

I have some old IBM journal articles, and some IEEE stuff on the CPU. Not
very exciting architecture, it does a bunch of weird IBM stuffs. Reading
IBM papers is always fun because they have their own naming scheme of
things, i.e. their own words for the same universally acknowledge term. So
one needs to have a small translation table of terms when reading old IBM

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