CADR (was [rescue] Crays, etc._

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Tue Apr 27 12:32:06 CDT 2004

On Apr 27, 2004, at 1:43 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
>>> the microcode and that would be the killer... But that core logic in
>>> FPGA with a modern disk controller, vga compatible video, ethernet 
>>> and
>>> perhaps USB for the keyboard/mouse? Yeah, that could be a whole heck
>>> of allot of fun...
>>    Oh, it's a microcoded processor?  (I haven't looked at it)  That
>> kinda kills the idea, unless we can get access to a functional one to
>> snatch the microcode ROM contents.
> No, to figure out the microcode you just need a copy of the sources to
> the Lisp compiler for that machine.  The Lisp compiler generated the
> microcodes directly, then ran them, IIRC.

   Umm, if I'm not misinterpreting you, then that couldn't be correctly 
called "microcode".


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