IBM 3725 Communications Controller

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 10:35:42 CST 2006


Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>> Imagine this hooked up to a PDP8!  or an Imsai! now thats cookin.
>> The machines that this hooks to are a lot larger than the largest
>> PDP-8. 8-)
> 
> There's no reason you couldn't hook this to, say, the P/370 that was just 
> on eBay (and had a bus and tag port).  That's smaller than even an 8/e.

Except that (if memory serves) this kind of coprocessing communications 
aggregator would be able to pass more data than the P/370 has I/O bandwidth.

Anyway, I've seen many P/390 installations that are bigger than a PDP-8.

Peace...  Sridhar



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