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Re: specific to Hartmut Kuptein

On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 09:17:03AM -0700, Matt Porter wrote:
> BTW, I did some searching around and still can't find anything that
> clearly states what architecture a 40P is.  Just some vague references to
> them working under Linux.  Seems that is a 43P is PReP arch then a 40P
> would be as well. But who am I to know what the "P" signifies?

Lemme do some guesswork real quick here, based off what I know.

The 43P is the successor to the 40P. Therefore, it would be a fairly logical
assumption to guess that the 40P is a 603e, 603, or POWER2 processor system,
likely to be single to twin processor, with MCA bus. This is based off the
fact that the RS/6000 43P Power260 is a single POWER3 processor in it's
workstation incarnation, and up to dual POWER3 in it's workgroup server 
incarnation. The 43P Power140 is a single or dual 604e. The 43P Power150 is
a single 604e. Therefore, I'm guessing that we're looking at PReP with only
MCA and probably 603 processors. Possibly, but highly unlikely, 604eX5's.

Speaking of which, does anyone know what exactly happened to the PowerPC
604eX5 (604e w/"X5" cache)? As far as I know, no real porting work has been 
done for these processors, and supposedly they outdistance the standard
604e's by a good bit with that X5 cache. Anyone able to confirm/refute that?

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