Re: Redirect wars and Buterfly gateways


John Nolan (nolan@mimsy.umd.edu)
Fri, 16 May 86 10:20:22 EDT


To set the record straight on Butterflies:

The Butterfly processor from BBN has nothing to do with gateways. It
is a general purpose parallel processor, configurable with boards
to have 16 to 256 processors. It is hosted by a Sun or Vaxen via either
an Ethernet or an RS232 TIP connection. Present versions have only MC68000
chips; the MC68020 version is coming shortly. The Butterfly is programmed
in C; the operating system is known as Chrysalis.

nolan@maryland



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