Subject: Re: Summary: DECsystem 5500
To: None <,>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-pmax
Date: 10/30/2002 19:09:19
>> According the the information of Magnus Bäckström, this machine does
>> not just have the MIPS CPU inside, but also a VAX CPU as some kind
>> of console processor.
> Wow, this truly is disturbing, but in a /good/ way.  I'm be curious
> to know which flavor of VAX CPU is being used, what it is clocked at,
> and how much memory it has available to it.  This console processor
> might be a candidate in the `slowest VAX' competition between the
> MicroVAX-I and the VAX 11/{730,725}.

Actually, my VAX emulator probably has either of them beat, but I
suspect it doesn't really count.

However, this has some Really Twisted potential.  I wonder about
running it as an AMP system.  (Regardless of how coeval the CPUs are, I
don't really think you can call it SMP when they're heterogenous.)

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