High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Apr 20 19:08:56 CDT 2016

On 2016-04-20 8:02 PM, Michael Thompson wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:12:36 +0200
>> From: Jonathan Katz <jon at jonworld.com>
>> Subject: Re: Seeking immediate rescue of full-rack SGI ONYX near
>>          Northbrook, IL
>> 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.
> I have a quad-860 VME board for Sun systems in my collection.

Do you have the development environment for it?


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