[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems
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Tue May 25 15:50:44 CDT 2010
In article <20100525203434.GP21436 at jd-colo.catpro>,
Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> writes:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 02:20:45PM -0600, Richard wrote:
> > > > I'm still looking for the 1st generation terminal hardware.
> > >
> > > What, you shun the 68k workstations?
> > That's the 1st generation stuff to which I'm referring. 2nd
> > generation was MIPS R2000, IIRC.
> What machine used the R2k?
I believe the first PIs used R2k and then R3k. Wikipedia claims SGI
used the R2k:
> I assumed that 1st generation terminal hardware was referring to the
> IRIS 1000, which was just a terminal, as opposed to the later stand
> alone 68k workstations.
The first generation stuff came in different models. The low-end models
(IRIS 1000) were pure terminals with no local storage or processing.
The high-end models (IRIS 2000, 3000) had local storage and processing.
Wikipedia refers to the IRIS 2000/3000 as the "second product line",
but I think of all the 68K stuff as first generation.
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