[rescue] Finding antique machines

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 07:15:16 CDT 2007

Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 07:25:04AM -0400, John Francini wrote:
>> The TOPS-10 Monitor (the old term for what we call an "OS") dates 
>> straight back to the original code written for the PDP-6 (DEC's first 
>> 36-bit product) in 1963.   The first model of the PDP-10, the KA-10, 
>> which debuted in 1968, didn't have virtual memory or paging.  These 
>> were new and (commercially) untested concepts, though they were 
>> already operational on Multics at MIT.
> IBM was shipping 360 Model 67's with virtual memory and paging hardware
> in July 1966.
> 	http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System/360-67
> So new and commericaly untested applied to DEC, not the rest of the world.
> One nice thing about the PDP-10 is it was not little endian.

The S/360 was big endian too.

Peace...  Sridhar

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