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

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Nov 13 02:26:46 CST 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Paul Weissmann 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?

I know someone who worked on the project at Yorktown.  He's long since
retired, though, and I don't think he has any documentation lying around,
but I'll ask.

> 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 know of at least one.

Peace...  Sridhar

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