[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Apr 28 14:26:45 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 01:37:26PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:

> >My understanding is that the context switch time was so high that a
> >general purpose OS did not have good performance on the CPU.
>   ...which I suppose would be fine because it's not a general-purpose 
> CPU.

I'm under the impression that Intel meant for them to be general purpose
(albeit high end workstation type) though. 

So, it made them a lot of money (presumably), but it didn't accomplish
what they intended.  Does that make it a failure or a success?

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