[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 14:47:52 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 3:26 PM, Joshua Boyd 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?

   My memory may be suffering from bit rot, but I never saw it marketed 
as a general-purpose CPU.  It was generally touted as a "Cray on a 


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