AMD bit-slice machines

Bob Shannon bshannon at
Sat Jan 7 13:15:34 CST 2006

Any relation to the HP4118?

I worked on 4118's in the USAF, but have never found any
into on them on-line.

A very interesting 18-bit core memory monster!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Loewen" <mloewen at>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: AMD bit-slice machines

> On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:20:30 -0700, you wrote:
>> Besides the Lilith Modula-2 workstation, what other computers were
>> made from the AMD 29xx bit-slice architecture?
>    If fading memory serves, the Hughes 5118ME mini used 2901s.  The 5118ME 
> was (and still is, to some degree) used in Air Defense systems dating from 
> the 1980s, onward.  No documentation to back it up, just a vague memory of 
> the times.
> Mike Loewen mloewen at
> Old Technology

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