microprocessors in my vax 3800
pt at new.rr.com
Sun Jan 7 11:46:36 CST 2007
On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, 9000 VAX wrote:
> Today I pulled out the boards in my vax 3800 and I found 7 microprocessors
> besides the CVAX. They are,
> 2x 68000, 8096, 80186, 2x 8086, Z80.
> Just a little discovery to share with you.
I had noticed similar with XMI and BI boards, where one might see
combination of a couple of processors including a VAX chip along with an
AMD x86 clone or a 68k or Zilog processor.
I remember reading a description of the 'nexus' concept in some DEC unix
sources which seemed to indicate a prediliction for 'smart' boards.
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