Subject: Re: PowerPC
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, qbradley@sol.UVic.CA, weingart@austin.BrandonU.CA,>
From: Ken Nakata <email@example.com>
Date: 11/29/1994 20:22:31
Here's the post about Motorola's PReP motherboards.
First of all, it wasn't on comp.sys.mac.* but was on comp.unix.bsd,
so it might not be a news to you guys...
Well, I kept only a print-out of the post, and I scanned it with my
housemate's HP ScanJet IIP. I corrected all the OCR errors that I
noticed, but if there still are some more, I'm sorry.
Anyway, enjoy! I'm looking forward to hearing from you setting up
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Oct 4 14:38:11 EDT 1994
>Article: 16707 of comp.unix.bsd
>From: email@example.com (Guenther Grau)
>Subject: Re: NetBSD Hardware Project
>Date: 4 Oct 1994 17:31:55 GMT
>Organization: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
>Sender: s_grau@irau27 (Guenther Grau)
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>In article <CwJnKs.5nC@hermes.hrz.uni-bielefeld.de>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Carsten Hammer) writes:
>I> as my computer isnt fast (new) enough any longer i would like to
>I> know what cheap platforms are there with a future with NetBSD.
>I> I am interested in people who are willing to contribute in a
>I> project to build a'NetBSD computer around a MPC601 or similar.
>I am not that much into hardware and I would be of no help for your
>project, except for writing and testing some device-driver code for
>the new machine. If you really ant a cheap NetBSD-PowerPC, which is
>what I want :-), you could contact Motorola and buy a board from them.
>They are offering boards equipped with the 603 and ith the 604-10OMHZ.
>These boards are PReP-boards and have everything you might need
>already on them: SCSI-Hostadapter, Ethernetchip, RAM-Controller,
>GFX-chip with 2MB-DRAM, PCI-BUS and PCI-ISA-Bridge. The only thing
>you need is (PS/2)-RAM, keyboard, Mouse, SCSI-HD, a monitor and a
>desktop-case. If I weren't leaving in two weeks for South-Africa I
>would buy myself such a board instantly. The price is very reasonable
>(about $1200) for the 604-board in single quantities. I think
>Motorola is going to ship WindowsNT with it, so you even have a native
>plattform to port NetBSD to the PReP-plattform.
>If you want to know more about the PowerPC and Motorola, read the following.
>It is (c) by PowerPC News.
>(C) PowerPC News - Free by mailing: email@example.com
>PowerPC Family of Microprocessors Brochure ER1146/D
>PowerPC Microprocessor Software by Motorola BR1147/D
>PowerPC Microprocessors BR1148/D
>PowerPC Microprocessors Product Overview SG422/D
>MPC601 User's Manual MPC601UM/AD
>MPC601 Technical Summary MPC601/D
>MPC601 Electrical & Mechanical Specification MPC601EC/D
>MPC603 Technical Summary MPC603/D
>MPC603 User's Manual MPC603UM/AD
>MPC604 Technical Summary MPC604/D
>PowerPC Tools Catalogue MPCTOOLEK/AD
>PowerPC Architectural Simulator Overview PPCARCH32/D
>Sim6O3 Timing Simulator Overview PPCSIM603/D
>PowerPC Fortran Compilation System Overview FTRANCOMPSTM/D
>PowerPC C Compilation System Overview CCOMPSTM/D
>Winaows NT Device Driver Kit Overview DDK/D
>Windows NT C/C++ Compilers Overview NTC/D
>Windows NT Firware Overview FIRMWARE/D
>Windows NT HAL Kit Overview HAL/D
>Power RISC Control - MPC500 Family BR1184/D
>PowerPC White Paper AR356/D
>To order any of the above documentation contact the following numbers:
>European Contact: Tel: +44 (0)272 447760
>US Contact: Tel: + 1 800 845-MOTO OR + 1 512 343 8940
>INTERNET ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
>PowerPC Technical Training
>Motorola Technical Training in Europe provides up-to-date professional
>Training Courses on Motorola microprocessors and microcontrollers.
>Our dedicated Training centres are situated in Aylesbury, Paris and
>Munich. All Motorola Technical Training Courses are Instructor led.
>Motorola Instructors actively maintain the courses they present to
>ensure the material is accurate and timely. In addition, several of
>our Instructors are involved in new course development, constantly
>bringing the Course material up-to-date. As well as the Standard
>Courses in our Training Centres, we can also present on-site training.
>Our Instructors will present one of our standardised Courses or tailor
>the Course to fit the customer's specific needs.
>For further information and Course Content, pricing, etc., please
>contact our Training Administrators:
> Aylesbury - Geraldine Shumate Tel. No. (44) - (0) 296 380304
> Paris - Tien TranAceto Tel. No. (33) - 1- 40955892
> Munich - Brigitte Thaller Tel. No. (49) - 89 - 92103571
>Motorola offers in addition to the PowerPC microprocessors memories, PCI
>chipset, clock drivers and support software.
>Compilers, Software and System Development Tools:
>SDK for Windows NT x86 PC Cross-compiler
>SDK for Windows NT PowerPC Native compiler
>Windows NT Firmware Kit x86 PC or PowerPC Native
>Windows NT HAL Kit x86 PC or PowerPC Native
>C/C++ Compilation Tools PowerMacintosh
>FORTRAN Compilation Tools PowerMacintosh
>MPC603 Timing Simulator RS/6000 and SUN
>MPC601/3/4/20 32bit Architectural Simulator RS/6000 and SUN
>MPC601/3/4/20 32bit FORTRAN System RS/6000 and SUN
>MPC601/3/4/20 32bit SDP Bundle RS/6000 and SUN
>For additional information on availablity and pricing of the above products
>please contact Motorola at the following numbers:
>European Contact: Tel: +44 (0)272 447706
>US Contact: 1 800 845-MOTO or 512 343 8940
> Internet Address: email@example.com
>Hope that helped,
> Guenther (firstname.lastname@example.org, maeuschen@irc)
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