Subject: Re: Unsuccessful chip replacement attempt
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <>
From: Graham Allan <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/13/2002 16:56:29
On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 02:46:54PM -0800, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> but multias are so cute!  (in an island of dr. moreau / engineering
> experiment gone wrong sort of way.)
> they are the slowest alphas ever made, no?

Not quite... they're faster than the 100MHz 21064 systems (DEC3000m300L
and Alphastation 200 4/100)! The 233MHz Multia was about the same speed
for our code as the 150MHz 3000m300.

I think they're cute too. They would be *so* much more useful if SRM
could boot from IDE though - if only I could replace those stupid SCSI
laptop drives (most of which have by now failed) with IDE ones...
that's the biggest failing to me.

Graham Allan
School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Minnesota