Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Sun Nov 30 22:47:17 CST 2014

On 11/30/2014 06:54 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> One of these days, I think I'd quite like to find one of 
> the FPUs; I've got a few Acorn boards which use the 32016, 
> but I've only ever seen one out in the wild with the 
> floating point unit fitted - and I happen to have a copy 
> of Acorn's FP test code which came via an ex-employee. To 
> my knowledge no commercial software (such as there even 
> was any for the hardware) ever used it, but it seems a 
> shame to have the code and nothing to run it against.
I have a few of them alone, as well as a bunch of 32016 
Multibus boards that have
the FPU installed.
> There was also a rumored port of Xenix to the hardware, 
> but while I can confirm that it certainly existed as a 
> project, I've never seen anything to suggest that it got 
> beyond proof of concept.
Logical Micro of Chicago made a system using the 16032.  At 
first they used Genix,
then the sent out a newer OS, I now forget what it was.  it 
didn't run any faster,
which was my major concern.


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