[rescue] MAXC a Dorado?!?!?

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 11:49:24 CST 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> 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

I'd rather have a tiny PDP-10... anybody got a Toad XKL-1 to spare? :-)

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