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Re: Mips project Go or Wait?

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: Mips project Go or Wait?
From: Bill Broadley <broadley@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1993 20:23:35 -0500 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <9308052232.AA26476@ubitrex.mb.ca> from "Tim Braun" at Aug 5, 93 05:32:05 pm
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
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> Consider:
>   R3081 CPU                               $80.00

Last I heard this was over $300.

>   MOM memory/video/keyboard i/f           $30.00
Really this cheap?

I seem to remember adding ISA+VESA+SCSI+ethernet on the single available
DMA channel on the mom chip would be difficult.

>   smc37c652 floppy/serial/ide/parallel    $20.00
>   dual-port ram ethernet (8390) _or_ bus-master ethernet (79900) $20.00
>   bus-master SCSI (53cf90) _or_ how big is the fifo on these?    $25.00
>   Board $100.00
>   Misc  $100.00
>   total $375.00

So this is off at least $220.00

> They (IDT) say 35 MIPS, 11 MFlops.  I believe that's on the
> order of a 486dx2-66.  Sytem performance would be (because of
> the local bus peripherals) on the same order. Correct me if I'm 
> wrong.

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