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Jeff Boyer, Ralph Babel, and GVP-m

Darren Eveland notes on comp.sys.amiga.misc (August 8, 2000) that the GVP-m '060 and QuikPak cards were apparently designed by the same person: Jeff Boyer.

The GVP-m A4060 accelerator card was indeed designed by Jeff Boyer, as Olaf Barthel explains:

"He designed the DMA controller Commodore would use in all SCSI/XT hardware up to and including the A3000. He also was Commodore's SCSI guru until he left to join GVP-m. Here again he was responsible for the data storage products and the accelerator cards. The GVP-m A4060 was his last feat, which draws upon the earlier 68040 designs he did for GVP-m."

Ralph Babel wrote the original GVP-m 68060.library (v1.2), and the only modifications made to it by Jeff Boyer (which resulted in v2.2) were the patching of the copyright string and the commenting out of the NoBypass mask-bug workaround.

Where is Jeff Boyer today? No-one knows. Michael Sinz thought he might be working for "Quadrant" (now RAVISENT Technologies), but apparently not:

Subject: RE: Locating Jeff Boyer
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 09:37:55 -0500
From: "Berlin, Greg" 
To: "'gregdonner@earthlink.net'" 

No, I do not know how to get in touch with him. I'm curious--why do you want to get in touch with him?

* Greg Berlin, Dir. H/W Devel
   RAVISENT Technologies Inc
   (610) 408-7471 (voice)
   (610) 695-2592 (fax)
   (610) 909-2160 (cell)