blogpost: Tektronix terminals and Apollo DN10000

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Sun May 4 16:17:31 CDT 2008


Ken Seefried wrote:
> From: Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com>
>>>
>>> As I understand it, the DN10K uses a custom RISC processor and not a
>>> 680x0.
>>
>> Indeed - a88k (not to be confused with m88k) wasn't it? 
> 
> Not m88k.  Totally custom job called PRISM.

No, not m88k.  I've always seen them referenced as a88k (to distinguish from 
m88k!), but I'd forgotten that PRISM was also an official name for them...

Surprisingly, there's actually a wiki article about the processor:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_PRISM


cheers

Jules



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