Early Unix micros; AT&T 3B5
ken at seefried.com
Thu Jan 18 18:15:16 CST 2007
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
> I'd read in one of the trade rags about the AT&T 3B5 and thought it
> would make a great development machine.
> Did anyone on this list ever succeed in acquiring one around that
> time? If so, how was the service and performance?
AT&T carpet bombed Georgia Tech with 3B stuff around the time I got there
(1985). There were at least 2 3B20s (rebadged control processor for a 5ESS)
brutally overloaded with freshmen writing Pascal programs, lots of 3B2 +
AT&T 5620s and as I recall at least one 3B5. Compared to the Sun gear I got
to use at the time (3/160 & 3/50), they were slooooow, but built to last.
Seriously physically over-engineered.
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