[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Eric Dueweke edueweke at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 11:22:17 CST 2016

There was also a similar microchannel card, made by IBM, using the i860 as
a coprocessor. I want to say it was called the Wizard card. I have one of
those in a model 70. The other cool IBM application was in the original IBM
SP - the cards which linked the frames to the switch used i860s.


On Dec 19, 2016 12:16 PM, "Dave McGuire" <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:

> On 12/19/2016 11:59 AM, Phil Stracchino 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.
>   There were some i860 coprocessor boards for the ISA bus, the MicroWay
> Number Smasher-860 comes to mind.  I'd love to find one of those.
>           -Dave
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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