[rescue] MAXC a Dorado?!?!?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Feb 27 10:11:59 CST 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:56:51AM -0500, Mark KAHRS wrote:
> Ummmm, no way.  MAXC was a special purpose microcoded machine designed by
> the usual suspects --- Thacker and Lampson to emulate a PDP-10.  Ed Fiala
> did the microcode.  Xerox refused to buy a PDP-10 and they got one anyway.
> The Nova was probably the interface machine at the time of that net
> listing.
> There is a paper that describes MAXC somewhere.  But this doesn't have
> anything to do with rescuing machines.

Doesn't have to be strictly about "rescue" - pretty much "old systems"
discussion is fine here.  FYI.  Discussion about historical facts and
PDP-10-era boxes is perfectly fine.

I still want a tiny PDP-11 of my own nowdays.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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