Tru64 and the DECSYSTEM 20 1077
On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 08:55:25 -0700, Anne & Lynn Wheeler
Someone noted that it must be the AS-400, because the current one uses Power PC chips.
Tru64 and the DECSYSTEM 20 1078
the issue is what you call power and what you call power-pc. original power was rios ... absolutely no cache coherency and no...
I wouldn't have been sure, as perhaps some others use them as well...
but this is what would have given it away to me, since the AS-400 did use many of the architectural ideas in IBM's Future System project.
(The failure of which probably damaged James Martin's reputation a bit as well, because he spent quite a bit of time telling people how very important FS would be...)
What *I* remember about the computers used by Apple was the wry comment by Seymour Cray that he used an Apple Macintosh to design his next Cray supercomputer... and Apple used a Cray (implicitly: just) to design their Macintoshes!
But Apple had a good excuse. They were selling tens of thousands of them into a highly compebreastive marketplace, so it was worth spending lots of money on optimizing them in every conceivable way.
The number of Cray supercomputers sold is rather smaller, and thus development costs have to be kept within bounds.