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Re: specific to Hartmut Kuptein

>>>>> "Phillip" == Phillip R Jaenke <prj@mokole.nexbell.com> writes:

    Phillip> On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 09:17:03AM -0700, Matt Porter
    Phillip> 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?

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

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

This is off the top of my head (but reasonably reliable :-). The 40P
is a 66MHz 601 based PowerPC, PCI/ISA bus, single processor only
model. It was the first of the PCI PowerPC workstations released I
believe (43P came out some months afterwards) - because of the 601 its
rather slow (in comparison to the 604 based machines that came out
soon after).


Adrian Phillips

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