Subject: Re: Is the UP1000 with a 21264 supported under NetBSD/alpha?
To: Carl Lowenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Sikora <email@example.com>
Date: 04/28/2000 18:13:46
Carl Lowenstein wrote:
> > From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Apr 28 12:38 PDT 2000
> > Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:37:54 -0400
> > From: Ted Sikora <email@example.com>
> > To: Sven Dietrich <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: Is the UP1000 with a 21264 supported under NetBSD/alpha?
> > The UP1000 comes with the AlphaBios only. It's was designed specifically
> > as a Linux board. Only the UP2000 has the SRM firmware. It was designed
> > to hold either Linux or Digital Unix. Similarly the PC164UX was designed
> > for NT hence the ARCBios firmware and the PC264DP for SMP Linux.
> > Unfortunately they never took BSD into account when building them. The
> > PC models are designed very much like a modern Athlon board.
> > The 164UX even uses the AMD 751 northbridge with the EV6 bus
> > much like an Athlon.
> Isn't it rather that the Athlon board has copied the EV6 bus
> from the Alpha.
Yup! They licenced it from Digital and the FPU also or parts of it.
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