Jon Elson elson at
Wed Jan 31 21:08:17 CST 2018

On 01/31/2018 01:27 PM, Lars Brinkhoff via cctalk wrote:
> Al Kossow wrote:
>>> 10,000 TTL IC'S
>>> 3 MIPS
>> Was this ever built? 10K ICs would have been bigger than the Livermore S-1.
> This says the Superfoonly was designed.  Doesn't say it was actually
> built.  Triple-I funded the construction of the updated design, the F1.
>    "The original superfoonly was designed at Stanford, on an ARPA
>    contract, but Dave Poole, Phil Pettit, and Jack Holloway. There was
>    also a fourth whose role (I think) was to build the CAD system which
>    was used for the design. He later went to work for DEC. DEC took the
>    foonly design and lobotomized it, which became the KL10. The other
>    three came to Triple-I with a proposal to build an updated version of
>    the original design (using ECL instead of TTL).
The KL10 was made out of MECL 10000 series logic.


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