[rescue] IBM PC RT

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jul 29 22:15:15 CDT 2016

On 07/29/2016 06:55 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> I did a little work on RT-PCs in my first job.
> AFAIK, their architecture is substantially different from the later
> machines. The RTs have ROMP processors on something akin to a PC-AT
> motherboard, oops, sorry, "planar". The line did not sell well and was
> nearly cancelled. Later, the POWER processors were developed and
> initially fitted to planars based on PS/2 technology.
> There is not a huge amount of connection between AIX 3 & later (for
> POWER) and AIX 1 & 2 (for ROMP).
> Even AIX 1 for the PS/2 line was developed by a different company than
> AIX 1 for RT!
> I don't know this as a fact, but no, I don't think they'll ever run
> anything later than AIX 2.

  4.4BSD as well.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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