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The Register: Cobalt drops MIPS for x86 in next-gen server appliance

Oct 20, 1999, 18:16 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Server appliance specialist Cobalt has thrown out MIPS and embraced x86 for the next generation of its RaQ server line, due to be launched new week. And it is likely to migrate its whole line over to x86 within six to eight months."

"The current RaQ 2, launched last March, is based on a 250MHz MIPS chip. The new model, the RaQ 3, will instead contain a 300MHz AMD K6-2 processor."

"Cobalt's decision to ditch its support for MIPS essentially boils down to the wider availability of software written for Linux, the RaQ's OS, on the x86 platform compared to MIPS, according to Cobalt's Western Europe channel sales director, John Fleming."

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