Subject: Re: VAX now runs multicpu!
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Jarkko Teppo <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 05/30/2001 19:30:15
Quoting Anders Magnusson <>:

> I just got a VAX 8350 with 3 CPUs to use all three processors.
> I have tested it a little, and it seems to work quite fine :-)
> It shouldn't be too hard to make it running on some funnier
> machines, like the 8800 and the 6000 series.

M u s t   g e t   m y   8 3 5 0   t o   r u n !!!
Congrats! I'll try to get my 8350 up in a few weeks,
I really really really want to test this:)

> The VAX 8350 system is probably the slowest multiprocessor system
> that NetBSD will ever support; each CPU does about 2VUPS (~2MIPS) :-)

If someone writes HP FOCUS backend for gcc and if I'll get
some technical docs I have a three CPU HP 9000/550 which would 
beat that. How about SMP with 1 MIPS/proc :-)? And then there's 
11/782 which would about par with the 550.

Is the kernel available for download somewhere ? I might be able to test it
with a suitable userland if I can find those. 

Once again, thanks a lot!!