out-of-mainstream minis

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Fri Jul 3 19:16:43 CDT 2015

On 2015-07-04 02:09, Glen Slick wrote:
> On Jul 3, 2015 4:59 PM, "Johnny Billquist" <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:
>> I find it hard to believe it was a plain 68K in there. That CPU have some
> serious issues that makes it close to impossible to implement virtual
> memory or proper usermode protection.
>> (Yes, it can be done, but the amount of hardware required means most did
> not. I think SUN did it with their own MMU, and an extra CPU in there.
> Trying to remember who else - I seem to remember one other company who
> actually used a plain 68K, and it was not Unisys.)
> Apollo is the classic example of using plain 68K (two).

Thanks. Yes, Apollo was the name I was searching for.


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