[rescue] i860 Success
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Wed Apr 28 12:44:14 CDT 2004
Hello Dave & all,
Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 7:21:22 PM, you wrote:
>> The i860 was one of Intel's attempts to get away from x86, but it
> 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.
maybe my view is a bit distorted but I remember that lots of CA
books covered the CPU architectures of the "RISC days" almost
equally. If the i860 was an attempt to build another RISC approach
for a general purpose CPU beside MIPS, SPARC and later PA-RISC it
probably failed in that area.
Corrections/fills very welcome, I guess some architecture history is
a very appropriate topic.
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