Reproducing old machines with newer technology

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Tue Jul 14 17:42:02 CDT 2015

> That's true--but at the time, CDC's design made a huge amount of sense.  The
> CPU was left to do what it did best--crunch numbers without the burden of
> managing the I/O activity and responding to interrupts.  In that sense, the
> CPU was treated as more of a peripheral device.  In fact, you could order a
> CPU-less system. (6416?)

What was the point of that machine? For people doing OS development only?


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