Speed now & then (Space and time?)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Apr 11 20:38:34 CDT 2018

On 04/11/2018 02:48 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:

> I have a nice 18 bit cpu here, with only a few hardware bugs.
> Hmm would it work better if I change that around ideas.
> Care to point to a nice 18 bit version of unix or C.
> BTW The cpu has a frame pointer S but no S++ --S operations
> so pushing and popping wild data is not a option.

Well, the Univac 1100/2200 series mainframes ran V7 Unix--and they're
36-bit machines, so probably not far from your 18-bitter--and they're
ones' complement machines.

Univac called it "SX1100", so you have a search term.


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