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Re: Proposed to comp.arch

To: wolff@dutecai.et.tudelft.nl (Rogier Wolff)
Subject: Re: Proposed to comp.arch
From: Bill Broadley <broadley@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1993 09:54:27 -0500 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <9306281332.AA05485@liberator.et.tudelft.nl> from "Rogier Wolff" at Jun 28, 93 03:32:11 pm
> The pipeline in software (mul a,b,c -> result from two multiplies back in
> c) is an '860 "feature".
Ahh I guess I got confused...

> The '960 is inattractive for a Unix implementation. In that you are right.
Well thats definitely the target, I change the wording thanks.

> The different versions of the '960 have either a MMU, FP or a Super Scalar
> version. No two of these go together (I think... I use the Super Scalar
> version: the I960 CA). For Unix you need all three. (The military
> is able to get two of them.....)
I'd guess FP and Superscaler.  No need for MMU.

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