[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 13:10:35 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 1:24 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>> Our NetApp 940 (x86 processor) runs OpenFirmware.
>> I wish more PCs were like it.  At one point about a year ago, the only
>> thing keeping me from making sunhelp.org's main server a Solaris x86 
>> box
>> was the inability to do decent remote management (e.g., a serial 
>> console
>> that was *designed* to be a serial console).
> What about the idea that all cards would run a FORTH BIOS, so that they
> could be used on any system?

   Forth, not FORTH.  And yes.

> Why didn't that ever take off?

   It did.  It's tremendously popular on modern systems.  PCs, however, 
are not modern systems.


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

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