[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 24, Issue 12

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Mon Nov 8 19:09:32 CST 2004

On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 18:35:30 -0500
  Andrew Jones <aijones2 at bsu.edu> wrote:
> >On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 18:14:24 +0200 (EET) > Meelis Roos 
><mroos at linux.ee> 
> wrote:
>>I believe the i960 did also implement some "ada" friendly 
>>facilities in silicon.
> The i960 was a product of the fallout of the i432 
>project, if I recall correctly.  Something about a joint 
>venture with a german company for a government project 
>and capability architectures.  The whole mess failed, but 
>they got the i960 out of it.

I believe siemens was that german company. And I think the 
i960 was supposed to keep the ada friendliness to be used 
under certain military designs (DoD required Ada for some 
strange reason).

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