Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Paul A Vixie <>
From: Brian Chase <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/2001 21:49:52
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Paul A Vixie wrote:

> > given the current crop of CPUs that are available.  which would you all
> > choose to base a computer around?
> i don't know what to make of amd's sledgehammer effort.  did they can it?
> did they ever tape out?  are there any design wins anywhere?  still adrift?

It's not dead yet.  In fact just a couple of days ago there was an
announcement about Wasabi porting NetBSD to it (or the simulator provided
by AMD.)

If SledgeHammer becomes a reality, I think this might be a good CPU for
the job.  I know it supports the x86 instruction set, but doesn't it also
have a cleaner mode in which it can operate?  Time to read up on it I