[OpenBIOS] Re: boy is EFI a kludge!
ckm at crust.net
Wed Aug 29 17:08:29 CEST 2001
I was just at LinuxWorld in SF and Intel had a running Itanium box in what
looked like a compactPCI chassis. They said it was a development platform
and was named 'bluebox'.
Don't know about the chipset, tho'.
On 29 Aug 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:
> > > Ron unless you have something better I'd suggest using one of the
> > > upcoming dual Itanium/P4 chipsets as a starting point. Then you could
> > > be certain the chipset worked before on x86 before trying to reverse
> > > engineer the cpu initialization for the Itanium...
> > do we have a vendor name yet?
> I have seen reports that both Intel and IBM are working on chipsets
> that will support that. I think the reports were talking many way
> SMP but possibly that is because where Itanium is positioned. This
> looks like it may be in the McKinley time frame. I have a strange
> hunch that McKinley will be bus compatible with the P4. This is what
> I am picking up through osmosis reading the reviews.
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