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Mon Nov 29 15:19:27 CST 2021
> On Nov 29, 2021, at 4:12 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 1:06 PM Ethan Dicks via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 3:19 PM Henk Gooijen via cctalk
>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> I think the FP11 boards are not essential for the 11/70
>>> They only add hardware FP support.
>> Not essential for many uses, but I'm pretty sure UNIX is unhappy
>> without them. If you are going to run RSTS/E or RT-11, should be just
>> fine either way.
> Depends on the UNIX. Ultrix works fine, and the latest patchlevel of
> 2.11BSD has floating point simulation that works fine.
> (I'm running my 11/70 sans floating point hardware at the moment, I'd still
> like to find a boardset one of these days, though. Floating point
> emulation is slow!)
Another option would be a compiler that generates no-FP code. That's faster than emulation. gcc can do that; does 2.x BSD cc have such an option?
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