Strange things found in a free SPARC 20
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Mon Jan 22 13:59:17 CST 2007
In article <45B50075.9040209 at gmail.com>,
Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> writes:
> Richard wrote:
> >> [...] Did Sun ever make an
> >> accelerated 24-bit card?
> > Yes, they made a bunch of different 3D accelerators during the 90s
> > (and most likely beyond, but I haven't been attending SIGGRAPH often
> > enough to say for sure). Ironically, they didn't start making good 3D
> > accelerators until they hired ex-Evans & Sutherland engineers. I can
> > concur that working at E&S was good training in 3D! They really knew
> > their engineering, its such a shame that marketing and management were
> > utter failures.
> Just to be sure, these cards were Sbus and not UPA, right?
I don't recall, since I never had one.
Evans & Sutherland Freedom series graphics accelerators were available
for Sun machines in the early 1990s. These were essentially a
separate box with a host interface card. The host interface for a Sun
was Sbus based.
I can't say what Sun's accelerators used to talk to the host, but I'd
assume Sbus for mid 90s models.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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