[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Jim Hickstein jxh at jxh.com
Mon Dec 19 11:34:22 CST 2016

On 12/19/16 10:59, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 12/19/16 11:52, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>   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.
> I recall when the i860 came out, looking at its specs compared to the
> i486 that was then the state of the commodity-PC art, and wishing for an
> i860-powered PC.  At the time, it would have been a monster.

I was at the big shindig at Intel HQ when they sprang it on the world. 
I remember comparing it to the CDC 6600, which it much resembled in 
certain respects.

It all sprang fully-formed into the public eye, but they told me this 
was because the original customer (presumably a government) hadn't 
exercised their option to keep it private.

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