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Re: SGI 68k machines?

To: knobi@munich.sgi.com (Martin Knoblauch)
Subject: Re: SGI 68k machines?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 15:00:21 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <33D74F2A.794B@munich.sgi.com> from "Martin Knoblauch" at Jul 24, 97 02:48:42 pm
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
>  CPU board based on the 68020. No 68881 FPU, but you could
> get a FPU accellerator board based on multiple Weitek chips.

Sounds as if this beast might be similar to the Weitek based FPA available
for the 68k based Suns.

> Up to 8 MB (or was it 16 MB, maybe only 4), IRIS-GL based GFX,
> MEX window manager. 
> 
>  Bus system was Multibus. Disks ESDI, SMD and IPI. Don't
> know what the SCSI story was. 

SCSI to ESDI converter cards were popular at that time ...

>  Build from 83/84 until probably 88. Not a bad system for
> that time.

I wonder if there is still documentation for these beasts around such
that some dino freak can hack Linux for them?

  Ralf

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