[rescue] MAXC a Dorado?!?!?

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Wed Feb 27 11:43:44 CST 2008

back when I was a DECie (worked at ENO), I had a 11/03 in a BA23 case 
(smaller than a pc), ran off of TU58's IIRC. those were the days.....


Bill Bradford wrote:
> 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

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