Power 6/32

From Computer History Wiki
Revision as of 04:34, 25 October 2016 by Neozeed (Talk | contribs) (fix ())

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Tahoe was the code name for the Power 6/32 from Computer Consoles Incorporated that the CSRG had ported 4.3 BSD to in the 4.3 BSD Tahoe release.

Although the Tahoe did help separate out a lot of VAX specific code from the base, allowing BSD to become more portable, the Power 6/32 machine quickly disappeared off the market, and not much is known about them.

All that I can find out about them is this table from http://www.dunnington.u-net.com/public/dhrystone.c (archive link)

 *----------------DHRYSTONE VERSION 1.0 RESULTS BEGIN--------------------------
 *
 * MACHINE      MICROPROCESSOR  OPERATING       COMPILER        DHRYSTONES/SEC.
 * TYPE                         SYSTEM                          NO REG  REGS
 * --------------------------   ------------    -----------     ---------------
 * CCI POWER 6/32               COS(SV+4.2)     cc              7500    7800
 * CCI POWER 6/32               POWER 6 UNIX/V  cc              8236    8498
 * CCI POWER 6/32               4.2 Rel. 1.2b   cc              8963    9544
 * VAX 11/780   -               UNIX 5.2        cc              1515    1562
 * VAX 11/780   -               UNIX 4.3bsd     cc              1646    1662

Which may give some indication on the initial reasons why the Power 6/32 was chosen as the sucessor to the VAX by CSRG.