[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Dec 19 10:52:25 CST 2016

On 12/19/2016 11:49 AM, Andrew Jones wrote:
> On 12/18/2016 02:03 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> I don't know if i860 was overall profitable for Intel or not; that
>> would be my measure of success for the program.
>> When they got the StrongARM/Xscale deal from Digital they seemed to
>> have replaced the i860 with the ARM based chips.
> Are you sure you're not thinking of the i960?  The i960 was a RISC chip
> that had a long, healthy life in embedded applications.  RAID
> controllers, network control planes, etc.
> The only things I ever heard of using the i860 were Intel's own
> supercomputer product, and the most expensive NeXT graphics option.

  You're right about the i960 in disk controllers, but the i860's
biggest deployment that I'm aware of is in SGI's graphics systems.
Those boards used 'em by the dozen, literally.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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