organizing a trip to Cuba

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Wed Jun 24 06:40:30 CDT 2015

On 2015-06-24 08:45, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> Well, unless I'm mistaken, when the Russian VAX-11/730 on a chip came,
>> DEC had already produced the uVAX II, which is also just a chip, but
>> much faster than an 11/730, so it's not exactly as if the Russians were
>> outperforming what DEC was doing... Exactly when did this Russian chip
>> come out, by the way? Curious on exactly how far DEC had come at the
>> time of that chip. :-)
>> 	Johnny
>> --
> That wasn't the question at all Johnny.
> I wanted to make clear that not all clones are clones.

It's hard to define exactly what a clone is anyways. But DEC was very 
aware of the fact that the Russians were copying their stuff.
Just look at the CVAX, when they even put a message in Russian on the 
silicon, for anyone to read, if they actually went down and looked at 
the chip at the gate level... :-)


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