[rc5] Re: Supercomputers & Bovine, Q&A

Jeffrey Doolittle jdoolittle at ibm.net
Mon Aug 4 20:35:41 EDT 1997


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On Mon, 04 Aug 1997 23:37:54 +0200 (MET DST), Carsten Jacobi wrote:


>>chips, and now that the ppc chips are just entering their maturity, their
>>speeds are now exceeding intel's by a significant margin, especially the
>>one's now being introduced this and next month, the ppc 750, when combined
>>with a back side level 2 cach, running on it's own board at faster than the
>>mother board shows that it is ~8X faster than a ppc 601.
>
>I would wait until the chip is on the market and until they have developed the
>board for that chip. And then, what do you run on that machine? MacOS again,
>that doesn't support multitasking (sorry, but please no "keys per timeslice"-
>settings) and memory-protection. I don't know ...

Other hardware platforms which use the PowerPC chips include RS/6000 (AIX) and AS/400 (OS/400).  Although only the 
RS/6000 platform has a Bovine client available in a PowerPC edition.
 

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