[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 29 01:27:35 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 02:09:42AM -0400, Nathan Raymond wrote:
> I am not a fan of Windows or x86, but I've been wondering if the noises
> about companies dropping the legacy x86 BIOS and developing a new modern
> firmware, combined with the proposed BTX form factor (improved
> motherboard/case component layout for much better thermal cooling), and an
> all-PCI Express architecture with an Opteron chipset, which would together
> effectively eliminate the legacy cruft and shared buses, making everything
> point-to-point... well, is that an x86 PC anymore?  Does having an x86
> instruction set, even implimented in micro-ops, the sole determinant of
> the system that I so loathe?  I don't know.  I'm not sure how I'd feel
> about such a thing... but it could happen this year.

Give me such a box, and I'll evaluate it and let you know what I think.

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