robespierre wrote:i found the answer by searching. Yes, it supported ICE, as well as convolution hardware on other systems like Impact.
Which brings me to a proposal .... far be it from me to discourage jousting with windmills but any of this disassembly / reverse-engineering, re-imagining of the low level hardware design of Irix will at some point involve dealing with the PROM. And we have a project that already brought us the 600 mhz O2. It stalled at upgrading the PROM to deal with the 900 mhz pin-compatible processor. Maybe there is an even faster one now ....
If you guys who are excited about creating a HAL started your research in the O2 PROM area, you could bring the 900 mhz O2 to life as a first step. A 900 mhz O2 would be very very cool. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Sound interesting ?