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Re: Hard Hat and Tandem.

To: Joan Eslinger <wombat@kilimanjaro.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Hard Hat and Tandem.
From: Cory Jon Hollingsworth <cory@real-time.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 05:20:49 -0500
Cc: linux@kilimanjaro.engr.sgi.com
References: <199908210155.SAA81529@kilimanjaro.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Joan Eslinger wrote:

>  * > >     Tandem was a company situated in Texas that was in the business of
>
> Texas? Headquarters was Cupertino, California.
>

    Hey I said my history was bastardized.  If that is the only fact I got 
wrong I
feel quite happy.

>
>  * > > 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 
> bought
>  * > > Tandem in order to acquire the brand name.  Currently I believe Compaq 
> sells
>  * > > industrial computers under the Tandem name.  I do not think those 
> machines
>  * > > 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.

    So I can confidently say I have a Challenge S with a Tandem cover.  The 
machine
was running IRIX prior to me acquiring it.


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