Subject: Re: VAX now runs multicpu!
To: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jarkko Teppo <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/2001 19:30:15
Quoting Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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!!