High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX

Ali cctalk at ibm51xx.net
Thu Apr 21 16:34:05 CDT 2016

> Actually, the first one was called XT/370 because it plugged into an
> XT!
> Then came AT/370.  Those were obviously ISA boards.  Then came some
> variants that were microchannel.  The final iterations were PCI based.


I am not sure about the other systems but my understanding of the XT/370 and AT/370 was that they were glorified terminals i.e. instead of having a terminal and a PC on your desk you could have it all in one. Is this wrong?


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