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

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 16:35:21 CDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Ali <cctalk at ibm51xx.net> wrote:

> > 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.
> >
> Guy,
> 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?

I think you're thinking of the 3270 PC  and 3270 AT, which was pretty much
what you described here...

- Josh

> -Ali

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