Subject: Re: NetBSD and MCS based RS6000 machines
To: Ernst J. du Toit <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2000 20:55:38
Thanks - that is probably the first real info we've had to date :)
OK - so who is putting together a webpage to hold this info?
Roll up, roll up! If you want a port stump up at little html time
to help those who will later code :)
On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Ernst J. du Toit wrote:
> As far as I know that MCA stuff is still under patent, you know those thousands
> of patients IBM is so famous for :-) Anyway, I assume this will mean NDA
> Maybe now that IBM is going after the Linux market in such a big way they
> might change that to get a Linux port for the MCA boxes. Maybe then GPL will
> come the the rescue and let us have access... all pigs standing by and ready
> for take off.
> If there is anyone with access to IBM literature, they might find the following
> POWERserver Hardware Technical Information General Architectures
> IBM Publication Number (SA23-2643-02)
> (This book was written by Steve Thurber, anyone know if he is still with IBM?)
> another reference is:
> RISC System/6000 PowerPC System Architecture
> circa 1994. Sorry no publication info...