joshua d boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Thu Aug 9 23:46:00 CDT 2001
On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 12:31:48AM -0400, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> Logically, couldn't we hack up an FPGA to pretend
> it's a Honeywell/GE box and put Multics on that?
In theory, I think so.
> Not only would we be running Multics in a form-factor that
> can fit in a... 3.5" drive bay, it would be hella faster
> than anything it originally ran on.
That would be cool.
> Am I missing something?
I think the major problems are that those machines are incredibly complex
(been told that they make Vaxen look simple), and there seems to be a
general lack of information about them, where as anyone can easily get all
the info. they could want about a PDP-8.
Plus, who has a copy of Multics? I haven't heard of anyone having it.
Joshua D. Boyd
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