Simulation vs breadboarding (was Replacing failed powersupplieson qbus PDP-11s)

Paul Koning Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Thu Feb 5 20:11:14 CST 2009


> > Aquarius project?
> 
> Every computer company had an Aquarius project at some point.
> 
> That damn song...

Perhaps.  In the case of DEC, it was because it was their first
watercooled machine.  It had a somewhat reduced performance counterpart
codenamed "Aridus" (as in "dry").  That one shipped as the VAX 8800
series; Aquarius was canceled.

	paul




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