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Re: MIPS PC - anyone?

To: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Re: MIPS PC - anyone?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 03:35:13 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20011006200116.A30443@rembrandt.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>; from ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de on Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 08:01:16PM +0200
References: <20011006102302.B3492@mvista.com> <20011006103654.B2195@lucon.org> <20011006200116.A30443@rembrandt.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
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On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 08:01:16PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> > > It would be really nice to have such a box.  If it is massively produced,
> > > the price should be cheaper than i386 PCs because MIPS CPU price is
> > > much cheaper. 
> 
> Nearly every CPU other than x86 would be cheaper in mass production.
> Unfortunately, mass production seems not to happen.
> 
> > I doubt that. Can you tell me how much 1GHz MIPS CPU might be cost?
> > My guess is it will be more expensive than x86.
> 
> You might ask e.g. Sibyte about it. :-)

Well, Sibyte doesn't give you one but two CPUs on the die of thei SOC.
Details see the various online resources.  Btw, not yet shipping but
Linux supported :-)

  Ralf

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