Subject: Re: SCSI network
To: Steve Woodford <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/06/1999 11:47:00
According to Steve Woodford:
>I'm surprised anyone even thought about networking over the 167's SCSI
>bus, what with the onboard ethernet and the VMEbus. I guess some folks
>just like a challenge... ;-)

Hmmmm I think the reason was that we were not just using 167's but
also 147's which were not as rich in interfaces ;-)  We could not use
the VME bus because all the processors were not all on the same bus.
We are talking a couple of 6ft 19" racks full of cards, the processor
boards were used as controllers for various parts of a digital signal
processing chain.  Oh, and just for fun the whole thing (including the
executive) was done in a mixture of plenty of Modula-2 and some
assembly language.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia