36bit still in use ?
Jacob Dahl Pind
jacob at dahl-pind.dk
Fri Nov 28 09:26:09 CST 2014
Given the certain overlap of interests some of you might have seen this,
please bare over with me.
On the talk of copyright status on TOPS-10/20 on the hecnet maillist, it
was hinted at tops-20 where used embedded for routers from XKL, running on
reimplemnted pdp10 hardware.
Unfortunately I do not have much details. I was at the Living Computer
Museum and talked with RIch Alderson, who used to work at XKL. And he
showed me a
newer generation router from XKL, opened up, at LCM. And they use a PDP-10
on a chip, and it was actually running TOPS-20, and I could play around at
EXEC level in there.
Findes it somewhat hard to imagine anyone would take 36bit architectur and
build a router around it.
But it does seem posible they really do, I visisted
tar xvf DarkStar_v3.0.0.tgz
and looking in upgrade-example.txt
I sees things as
System Processor (XKL-2)
2. XMH-1 (256MW), Testing: SDdAa, on line at LPN o0
Reading 0704 pages
0704000 words read in 36 bit mode
Its alive! who would have though that
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