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Re: SGI 68k machines?

To: Martin Knoblauch <knobi@munich.sgi.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Subject: Re: SGI 68k machines?
From: "Axel Sammet" <axel@luca.hannover.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 16:04:57 +0000
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: Martin Knoblauch <knobi@munich.sgi.com> "Re: SGI 68k machines?" (Jul 24, 14:48)
Organization: Silicon Graphics GmbH
References: <199707241238.OAA09513@informatik.uni-koblenz.de> <33D74F2A.794B@munich.sgi.com>
Reply-to: axel@hannover.sgi.com
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Yeh, I remember working on the SGI 3130/3120 in 1987/88 . they were
equipped with 68020s

and the ido was included, the os fit on a 60MB QIC tape ...

Axel

On Jul 24, 14:48, Martin Knoblauch wrote:
> Subject: Re: SGI 68k machines?
> Ralf Baechle wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > over the time I received several requests of Linux for m68k based SGI
> > machines.  First of all, did SGI build m68k based machines at all?
> > If so these machines must be from latest the mid-eighties, probably
> > earlier?
> >
> >   Ralf
> Ralf,
>
>  those were the first SGI products. The IRIS-1x00, -2x00 and
> -3x00 series.
>
>  CPU board based on the 68020. No 68881 FPU, but you could
> get a FPU accellerator board based on multiple Weitek chips.
> 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.
>
>  Build from 83/84 until probably 88. Not a bad system for
> that time.
>
> Martin
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>-- End of excerpt from Martin Knoblauch



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