Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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RE: I'm actually a little teary
by milatchi on Wed 7th Nov 2012 14:58 UTC in reply to "I'm actually a little teary"
milatchi
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2005-08-29

I'm glad you brought up the SGI connection. That was the first thing I thought when I saw MIPS. Since this is an OS site it makes me wonder where "RISC/os (UMIPS)" lies -- not to be confused with "RISC OS."

MIPS' RISC/os is indicated to be the Unix base used by SGI to build IRIX on MIPS CPUs back in '87.

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