Subject: Re: Data General MV4000DC Minicomputer
To: None <>
From: Paul J. Lavoie <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 04/12/2000 12:02:31
That would be right. The AViiONs would be the followup to the MVs, which in 
turn were the follow ups to the Eclipses. Just retired a bunch with 
sledgehammers. AViiONs actually come in two varieties - DG maintained the name 
for their Intel server line as well.

To my knowledge, the MVs were pretty much proprietary hardware, so I would 
expect that a port would be somewhat nasty...


On Wed, 12 Apr 2000 11:54:02 -0400  Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 04:33:51PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	If these are m88k based then I beloeve some people are already
> > 	looking at this on (I don't know if they've
> > 	had time to get far :)
> I don't think they are.  Aren't the MVx000 series machines Eclipse
> descendents?  IIRC the Eclipse was vaguely along the lines of a 32-bit
> PDP-8 or -12, given its heritage (from the Nova, which was a 16-bit -8
> clone built by people who didn't get on board the -11 architecture at DEC).
> I thought all the 88k machines were called "Aviion".
> Thor
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