Joan Eslinger writes:
> * > > 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
> * > > repackaging SGI hardware and selling them as Tandem servers. Since
> * > > 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 sells
> * > > 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.
Tandem had more lines than that. They sold the S/3, which was
a triple-modular-redundant UNIX box, with MIPS processors and a hardened
version of MIPS RISC/os, mainly sold to telephone companies. The S/3
was designed and built in Texas. They also OEMed various SGI servers and
workstations, notably Indy and Challenge/S systems. The Tandem versions
of the latter were identical to the SGI versions, except that the plastic
covers were black with a Tandem logo.