Subject: Re: NFS capability
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/11/2003 17:37:05
Luke Mewburn said:

>AFAICT, NetBSD/alpha was only used to get the OnTAP alpha port going.
>It's still cool to see NetBSD mentioned in NetApp's OnTAP documentation,
>even though they don't use Alpha CPUs any more.

I guess they don't have much choice there since HPAQ is throwing away the
good for the bad.

Years ago I was talking to the guy who is now one of the NetApp sales vice
presidents. At the time he explained to me that they had no expectation of
going beyond the P100 as it could easily saturate the system bus of the
commodity EISA motherboards they were using back then.

The move to Alpha was good for them. Alpha NetApp boxes are slick and fast.
I guess they are stuck with Pentium for now. I suspect they will steer clear
of Itanic.

Rick Kelly