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Re: MIPS R3000 - 2nd update

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: MIPS R3000 - 2nd update
From: tor@tss.no (Tor Arntsen)
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1993 18:34:45 +0200
On Jun 23, 11:48pm, Patrick Mackinlay wrote:
[...]
> I'll ask about this on comp.sys.mips if no one's beaten me to it.
> If I remember right, both SGIs and DECStations are little-endian,
> but I could be wrong. Also, seeing as the chips are switchable,
> it's a pretty easy thing to allow both configurations with a little
> bit of logic (although this causes obvious software problems).
> Neil, what happens with the boot PROM interface: can it be set
> to feed the CPU with either byte order?

SGI is big-endian.

Tor

 

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