Triprocessor PDP-10 [Was: Re: [multicians] Emacs humor]

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Thu Dec 3 01:29:52 CST 2015

On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 06:47:12PM +0000, Rich Alderson wrote:
> From: Pontus Pihlgren
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:19 AM
> > On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 02:13:06AM +0000, Rich Alderson wrote:
> >>     KL-10/PDP-10/PDP-6 triprocessor, and KL-10/PDP-10 dual processor and
> > You make it sound like someone hacked up a computer consisting of one 
> > KL-10, one PDP-10 and one PDP-6. But I assume you mean homogenic 
> > three-processor machines?
> You assume incorrectly.  I mean exactly what it sounds like.

Wow, that's impressive. How was it done? Was it done with DEC or was it 
a local "hack"?

> > Who, besides Peter Löthberg, ran threeprocessor machines?
> Lots of places.  The folks at Oak Ridge ("Atomic City") ran a 5-processor
> SMP configuration.

Five! that must have been a sight to behold.

Also, thanks to Phil and Michael for their lists.


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