[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 12:21:22 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 11:53 AM, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>   Here we go:
>>   - a large Siemens 486 Tower (more or less backplane based)
>>   - a Hauppauge 4860 system (80486DX/33 with i860/33 coprocessor)
> How do you program the i860?  Sounds yummy.
> The i860 was one of Intel's attempts to get away from x86, but it
> failed.

   It failed?  They sold a metric buttload of them, and they were used 
in all sorts of applications.  Same with the i960.  Same with about 
5-10 other architectures.

   Saying it "failed" because it never became their biggest seller is 
like saying every other model of car from Ford "failed" because it 
didn't out-sell the Escort.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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