[rescue] first real server hardware

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sat Apr 17 12:05:11 CDT 2004

Sandwich Maker wrote:

> ul: heard the story that a foaf programmed a ver of nethack to run on
> the i/o processor[s], when he was in a situation where cpu time was
> metered and watched closely.  of course, he could play all day without
> showing on radar...
> i don't recall if it was a 370, an amdahl, or a cyber.  big iron for
> sure, though.

It was a Cyber. The 6x00's had I/O processors. If I remember correctly
they used a 12 bit word, and had 4k words of core. There was a bunch
(12?) of them on each machine.  They were equivalent in power to one of the
older PDPs.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com 

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