On 06/02/2018 11:08, Robert Armstrong via cctalk wrote:
I've heard a persistent rumor over the years that the WPS/8 and PDP-8 software
group at DEC had modified the 730's microcode to support a PDP-8 emulation [...]
I wasn't able to find a reference to back it up, but if we're sharing
faintly remembered rumors -- I recall hearing that some grad students
had developed alternate microcode for the 11/730 to re-purpose it as a
I use the lowercase "M" on purpose, I don't recall that it emulated the
various 36-bit machines known as LISP Machines specifically. Just that
it was a native LISP execution environment of some kind.
That's all I've got. Not even an institution, though I have a very
tenuous notion that UMass Amherst might have been mentioned...