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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11707 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > there's no other commonly available PPC computers that make sense porting to (yet).

    G5 Macs anyone? :-)

    > Does anyone know where Fixstars' motherboards came from?

    The PowerStation came with IBM's "Bimini" board. For "Bimini" refer to:

    http://blemings.org/hugh/blog/blosxom.cgi/2007/08/05
    http://blemings.org/hugh/blog/blosxom.cgi/2007/09/29
    http://blemings.org/hugh/blog/blosxom.cgi/2008/06/10
    http://www.penguinppc.org/news/2007/08/10/970MP_workstation
    http://www.power.org/news/pr/view?item_key=e6edc76b12015b289dbc18089d2d7cd556a4f83d
    http://web.archive.org/web/20071017044111/people.freedesktop.org/~idr/blog/index.php
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjA3MQ
    http://lisas.de/~adrian/?p=46
    http://lisas.de/~adrian/?p=45
    http://lisas.de/~adrian/?p=44
    http://lisas.de/~adrian/?p=6
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/power/pa-slof/
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/power/pa-slof-js20/

    Later, Genesi's Matt "Neko" Sealey revealed that the "Bimini" is IBM's further development of Genesi's/bplan's TetraPower board, which was supposed to come with their Open Server Workstation (OSW):

    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=12748#12748

    For TetraPower and OSW refer to:

    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/platforms/tetrapower/specifications
    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/program/tetrapower
    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/downloads/OSW_Block.pdf
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54643129@N00/112833476/
    http://web.archive.org/web/20071014173313/http://www.genesippc.com/files/power.org/DP-WG.pdf

    Historical "review" of TetraPower/OSW:

    https://morph.zone/modules/news/article.php?storyid=925
    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4095&forum=11&start=20#38077
    http://www.morphos-news.de/index.php?lg=en&nid=1201&si=1
    http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2006-02-00086-EN.html
    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4498&forum=11&start=40#42280
    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4508&forum=11
    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2893#2893
    http://www.amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2006-07-00046-EN.html (TetraPower as reference design for PAPR)
    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=754
    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=819
    http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2006/11/watts-happening.html (bottom)
    http://www.genesi-usa.com/press/2006/11/6/
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