* > > Tandem was a company situated in Texas that was in the business of
Texas? Headquarters was Cupertino, California.
* > > selling business servers. At the time this box was purchased, Tandem was
* > > repackaging SGI hardware and selling them as Tandem servers. Since then
* > > Tandem has been bought by Compaq, which I believe where more or less
* > > Tandem in order to acquire the brand name. Currently I believe Compaq
* > > industrial computers under the Tandem name. I do not think those
* > > have a MIPS chip set though.
* > Tandem has a very interesting program of HA machines and software. They
* > have more or less the only UNIX systems that guarantee like 99.99999%
* > availability.
Tandem had 2 computer lines: the fault-tolorant Himalaya line running
their own OS called Non-Stop built with MIPS CPUs, and the Integrity
line which was OEM'ed SGI Challenge servers running IRIX.
Looks like new Himalaya servers are built around Alpha CPUs.