[rescue] MAXC a Dorado?!?!?
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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.
I'd rather have a tiny PDP-10... anybody got a Toad XKL-1 to spare? :-)
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