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SubjectRe: Linux and RS/6000 250
Sven.Riedel@tu-clausthal.de wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 02:40:38PM +0100, Dominik Kubla wrote:
> > Add a 350 from me. But the problem is not just the PPC/MCA combination,
> > but also the CPU. It's Power, not PowerPC!
>
> Really? The IBM website says the following:
>
> <quote>
> The IBM* RS/6000 Model 250 is flexible and powerful, and performs well
> as either a graphics workstation or a server. Driven by a 66MHz PowerPC
> 601* microprocessor,[...]
> </quote>
>
> As can be seen at
> http://www1.ibmlink.ibm.com/cgi-bin/master?request=salesmanual&parms=SMS&xh=GYqgx1sg9i2Geo1USenGnN9332&xhi=usa.main%7Csalesmanual%5E&type=D&search=rs%2F6000+250&title=T&product=
>
> Marketing strikes again, eh? :/
>
> Regs,
> Sven
> --
> Sven Riedel sr@gimp.org
> Osteroeder Str. 6 / App. 13 sven.riedel@tu-clausthal.de
> 38678 Clausthal "Call me bored, but don't call me boring."
> - Larry Wall

Perhaps I should go back and dig out my docs, but I'm lazy -- IIRC, the 601 was
a hybrid chip -- it had most but not all of the basic PPC instruction set, and
it still had all the instructions in the Power instruction set that disappeared
in later PPCs.

--Charles
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