Nat Semi ns32k, was Re: Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1

Mattis Lind mattislind at
Mon Dec 1 00:13:56 CST 2014

2014-12-01 7:04 GMT+01:00 Steven M Jones <classiccmp at>:

> Despite the issues with early silicon, there were some notable adopters.
> Encore and Sequent delivered multiprocessor systems based on the ns32k
> family. Siemens-Nixdorf built a few models running SINIX.  Definicon and
> OPUS shipped add-in boards for PCs, using the x86 for I/O. Tektronix
> delivered a couple models of UTek workstations. More notable than
> "successful" since this wasn't commercial, but Niklaus Wirth et al at
> ETH Zürich built their Ceres workstations using the ns32k family.
I have two OPUS boards, one with a NS32032 and one with a NS32016. Many
years ago I tried to find the OS for them, but never succeeded. Does anyone
knows about the software needed for these?

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