DayStar introduced the first multiprocessor Mac OS computers with its dual- and quad-processor Genesis MP line. The first Genesis was introduced in October 1995. In August 1997, DayStar elected to discontinue manufacturing computers, and its remaining inventory was sold off under the Millennium name.
- Got a multiprocessor pre-G3 Mac or clone? Join LEM’s Old Mac MP Group.
- Got a PCI Power Mac? Join our PCI PowerMacs Group.
- Apple Squeezes Mac Clones Out of the Market, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2007.08.30. Apple started to license the Mac in 1994, the first clones arrived in 1995, and they quickly into Apple’s profitable high-end market.
- CPU daughter cards, see G3 Daughter Cards and G4 Daughter Cards.
- Multiprocessing and DayStar, PC Magazine Online
- Summary List: What Works and Doesn’t Work with OS 8.6, Accelerate Your Mac, 1999.06.07
- All Four DayStar Genesis Processors Do Not Run When Using Photoshop 5.0.x or Earlier, Adobe, 1999.02.26. You must remove the Multiprocessor Accelerator plug-in to allow quad-processor DayStars to function. This allows the DayStar to use its own multiprocessor acceleration.
- DriveSetup 1.3 and later is compatible with many third-party drives (requires 68040 or PPC). See our compatibility list.
- RAM Charger from Jump Development ($40) lets you get the most out of your RAM – especially helpful on Macs with 8 MB or less. By launching applications using the minimum amount of memory they need, RAM Charger lets you run more programs. It also works well with RAM Doubler. You can even download a demo.