Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: Vance Dereksen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/2001 22:30:28
I'll probably get shot for saying this, but I would base it on AMD
AthlonDPs, because they are cheap.  8;-).  If I wanted to go for something
a little nicer, I would probably use IBM POWER3-IIs or POWER4s.  (These
are the same IBM POWER architecture of the PowerPC, but faster and more
robust.  The PowerPC, I believe, is based on the POWER2 architecture.)

Peace...  Sridhar

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 07:09:20PM -0500, Dave Huang wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know if anyone actually produced any, but it was considered...
> > see and
> given the current crop of CPUs that are available.  which would you all choose
> to base a computer around?  i've been toying with the idea of making large
> servers based on the latest VME technology for a backplane.  maybe now is the
> time to look at that again.  NetBSD was the OS of choice as well.  :)
> -brian