[rescue] If one person could do it, maybe we could do this

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Sep 8 13:18:34 CDT 2003

On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 02:15 PM, Eric Dittman wrote:
>>> Now, new versions of some classic minis and mainframes would be nice,
>>> too.
>>> There are new versions of the PDP-8, and someone is working on a
>>> PDP-10.  I
>>> would also like to see a freely available FPGA version of a PDP-11 
>>> and
>>> a
>>> VAX.
>>    I've been thinking about this for a while too.  A PDP11 might be
>> doable, but a VAX would be a very large effort.  I'd love to see it
>> done.  I'm learning VHDL now...the more I learn, the more I realize
>> just how big a job doing a VAX implementation would be!
> With the 11/780 you'd have a good starting point with the schematics.

   Yeah, and one could enter them into a schematic capture package (say, 
the nasty one that comes with Xilinx Foundation) for generating FPGAs.  
The problem is a matter of scale.  I have the 11/780 schematics...it's 
a stack of 11x17 pages almost two inches thick.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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