Subject: Re: Port of NetBSD to i860
To: Toru Nishimura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 08/07/2001 11:20:14
On 07-Aug-01 Toru Nishimura wrote:
> You definitely have a rare item. The OKI i860 box can not be called
> "popular" and most of Japanese readers in this forum even do not know
> about it nor OKI sold UNIX in market I guess, because the company
> did not step forward into "RISC" age. I remember that Kubota Computer
> (a sub of steel company which withdrawn its ambition years ago) once
> sold i860 box housed in the same chasis. I have no clue besides that.
> I had a chance my hands on it. I did srings /unix to see the trace which
> company ported SVR4 to the i860. There was no significant gain from it.
> NetBSD/i860 could be done when entire i860 tool-chain is completed;
> it's a major obstracle to conqure. (there is a hope since Mach did support
After kubota got absorbed by some other company.. I remember they kept making
computers under the name "Stardent" A friend of mine had/has an old stardent,
which he claimed had 4 i860 CPUs. I used to work on this machine alot, (we ran
our mud on it) and it ran SVR3.. I think stardent was the os vendor.
Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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