AMD bit-slice machines
bshannon at tiac.net
Sat Jan 7 15:23:45 CST 2006
Yes, these are clearly relatives!
I worked on a combat air traffic control system, run by a 4118.
It was a single CPU 18-bit machine, but with dedicated coprocessors
for radar video processing and a vector display system for radar
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From: "Mike Loewen" <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us>
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Subject: Re: AMD bit-slice machines
> On Sat, 7 Jan 2006, Bob Shannon wrote:
>> Any relation to the HP4118?
>> I worked on 4118's in the USAF, but have never found any
>> into on them on-line.
> Possibly. I recall seeing references to an older, 3118 machine. The
> 5118 is a dual processor, real-time computer, and was the central
> processor in the JSS air defense system, connected to two HMP-1116
> minicomputers which handled radar inputs, console displays, printer output
> and hard disk storage, and a 3rd 1116 which handles the color status
> monitor. The whole thing connects to a redundant system through one of
> the 1116s. The 5118 had a wire wrapped backplane.
> There's an article that mentions the 3118, 4118 and 5118:
> Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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