[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 20:37:28 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:22 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> How do you program the i860?  Sounds yummy.
>> The i860 was one of Intel's attempts to get away from x86, but it
>> failed.
> Yeah, from the specs I saw at the time when they were promising
> i860-based PCs, it's a really nice processor.  It should have been able
> to kick 80486 ass all over the barnyard.

   Indeed, and it certainly did, by every metric that matters for a 
processor architecture and implementation.  But suits don't understand 
what matters, and now people (well, at least stupid people) are stuck 
with PCs.


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

More information about the rescue mailing list