High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Apr 20 08:57:32 CDT 2016
On 2016-04-20 5:12 AM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Intel's effort at RISC. Didn't go so well for them, but did inspire
>> the name of Windows NT and was the original host platform for the
>> then-new OS.
> The i860 was a neat little bugger. There was an iPSC/860 done by Intel
> which would be a fun box to save/rescue/run with its own variation of Unix.
There were some coprocessor cards that used it as well - I see them on
ebay periodically. I think the YARC used AMD 29K... was there an
i860/i960 version as well?
I'm changing the subject because the subject of RISC coprocessor boards
has already been interesting to me; I owned the NuBus Levco Translink II
(for Mac II family) with four TRAM slots for transputers.
Also going to mention the BBC Tube coprocessor here. Which had an ARM
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