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Re: Port to R3000 Indigo

To: Ariel Faigon <ariel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Port to R3000 Indigo
From: Martin Mielke <martin@jaleo.idecnet.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 22:21:01 +0000
Cc: "linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com" <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Organization: Jaleo Development Team
References: <199903262208.OAA31331@oz.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Ariel Faigon wrote:

> As Linus use to say: talk is cheap, show me the code... ;-)
>
> It won't happen by itself, only if someone devotes serious
> time to it.  My personal feeling is that Linux on R3000
> will not happen (there are cheaper and faster old pentium 90's
> out there) but if someone builds it... I've been wrong before.
>
> :
> :And I know a group at KSC that's getting rid of a bunch of O2s.  We'd love to
> :grab them and make a nice little Beowulf cluster out of them :-).
> :Unfortunately, we don't have the time at work to do a port :-(
> :
> :> I think it would be very relevant.  My company recently sold around 30
> :> of the R3000 Indigo's.  Just about every person who bought one of these
> :> was interested in the SGI/Linux project and wanted to know if they would
> :> some day be able to run Linux on it.
> :>
>
> --
> Peace, Ariel


Hello,

I'm new to this list, so please accept my apologies if this has been already
addressed.

Why porting it to the R3000? are there any big advantages in doing it? IMHO, it
would be clever and nicer to port Linux to, at least, R5K and above.
Are there any news on this issue?? what's the latest status?

Thanks in advance!


Best regards and have a good weekend,

Martin

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