Harris RTX-2000 - Re: High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 20 21:46:27 CDT 2016
The RTX-2000 was an of shoot of the NC4000. Even at 10MHz, they could
out compute a 40MHz 80386.
One execution per clock cycle plus possibly using 3 16 bit busses in a single
A 4MHz NC4000 could sort 1K 16 bit values in 19.7 milliseconds.
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Subject: Harris RTX-2000 - Re: High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s
On 2016-04-20 1:28 PM, dwight wrote:
> There was a Harris RTX-2000 based accelerator card around
> the 80386 time period.
I hadn't even heard of that chip :/
Interestingly: "The RTX 2000 is specifically designed to execute the
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> Subject: RE: High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX
>>>> 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
> I never had much run in with these kinds of boards as they were geared
> toward very specific markets. However, the Intel i860 and i960 did make it
> into some consumer level boards. I have a MCA SCSI RAID Controller somewhere
> that uses an i960 for coprocessing... Of course that may be a bit too new
> for CCtalk....
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