As Geert pointed out, the big-endian SGI hardware configuration
and the little-endian PDA configuration mean that you'll be cross-compiling
for "mipsel" (MIPS endian-little) on the Indigo anyway. SGI did
use industry-standard monitors, keyboards, and disks units of the
period (which was 10 years ago - they could be hard to find today),
but used non-standard NIC and memory cards. You're probably better
off using a Linux PC as your development host.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark and Janice Juszczec" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 17:20
Subject: hardware questions
> Hi folks
> I'm the guy with the Helio pda running an r3912 chip. In an effort to
> create a better development environment, I'm thinking about puchasing a
> Silicon Graphics Iris Indigo Workstation.
> But, I'm unfamiliar with MIPS hardware.
> First of all, will code developed on this machine run on the r3912 chip?
> The r3912 is little endian mips, 16 bit I think but maybe 32 bit.
> Can off the shelf monitors, keyboards, hard drives, NICs and memory be
> installed in this system?
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