Subject: Re: Merced
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List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1999 16:46:33
In message <>, "Perry E. Metzger" writes:
>So, here's a perfect opportunity for the -advocacy types. NetBSD will
>obviously port very easily to the Merced. It would be ultra-cool to
>release around the time the Merced comes out. All we really need is
>the right contacts at Intel to assure that we get our hands on
>hardware, etc. We could also put together a non-disclosed team
>provided our output was publicly distributable when the processor is
>So, SOMEONE out there has to know some Intel folks who could make
>this happen. Perhaps someone getting this IS an Intel person who could 
>make this happen. Wouldn't this be really cool to pull off?

I know an Intel guy.  I'll drop him a line.

BTW, one side note:  Intel's been very big on handing out $1M chunks of
money to people to boost their processors, e.g., Cygnus, Linux people, etc.

I bet NetBSD could port to Merced for a lot less than $1M.  :)