FPGA VAX update, now DIY TTL computers
pkoning at equallogic.com
Wed Nov 9 10:34:10 CST 2005
>>>>> "Allison" == Allison <ajp166 at bellatlantic.net> writes:
Allison> After transistors the second evolution in computers was
True, at least in high end computers. Cray understood packaging -- as
far back as the CDC 6600 (1964) there is serious magic and serious
engineering in the packaging.
On the other hand, DEC computers, while nice architecturally, don't
show anything interesting in the way of packaging.
(A good way to look at it is that you could fit a whole CDC 6000
series mainframe in a box not much bigger than the PDP-6 general
registers module, which are roughly contemporary.)
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