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Re: Question for David Miller or anyone else about R6000 code

To: fisher@sgi.com
Subject: Re: Question for David Miller or anyone else about R6000 code
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 22:00:15 -0800 (PST)
Cc: ralf@oss.sgi.com, kevink@mips.com, linux@hollywood.engr.sgi.com, fisher@hollywood.engr.sgi.com (William Fisher)
In-reply-to: <199912080313.TAA24823@hollywood.engr.sgi.com>
References: <19991206092830.C765@uni-koblenz.de> <199912080313.TAA24823@hollywood.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
William Fisher writes:
...
 >      Since the R6000 was an ECL machine produced in late 1992, just
 >      before the MIPS/SGI merger. There were only a few machines sold
 >      and the machine was designed to be a Fortran FP specialist.
 > 
 >      Hence the R6000 is long since dead. We still have the MIPS risc/os 5.01
 >      operating system source code, so if anybody has lots of free cycles
 >      to waste, I'm sure we can send them locore.

      Actually, CDC later sold quite a few multiple-processor machines, after
MIPS was merged into SGI.  They are not very practical, however, as they
use a lot of power and are only a little faster than a 100 MHZ R4000SC.

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