[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Apr 30 10:02:02 CDT 2004

Thu, 29 Apr 2004 @ 19:22 -0400, Dave McGuire said:

> On Apr 29, 2004, at 4:36 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> >>Perhaps this is just a matter of the redefinition of the term "failed"
> >>to mean "didn't replace x86"...which it wasn't designed to do in the
> >>first place!
> >
> >When I was in college, and in my first job after college, Intel reps
> >came to talk to us.  In college, they specifically pushed i860 as an 
> >x86
> >alternative.  The literature also said "80960" which kind of emphasized
> >the point.  They were talking about how the i860 was the first of a new
> >line.
>   I will flame about the rest of your email later, but for now I feel 
> compelled to say that this has *zero* to do with it.  

You missed my point: it was a *big* deal to the Intel rep.

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