8-bitters and multi-whatever

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Thu Sep 13 13:40:00 CDT 2007


Chuck Guzis wrote:
> As far as coupling two computers together--well, that's VERY old.
> Goes back to the 1950's at least and probably is older than that.

..just remembered.. BINAC (late 40's, Eckert/Mauchly, before UNIVAC) was a
dual-redundant processor design for reliability. Stretches the definition of
network too far perhaps, in that the processors ran the same instruction
stream but interesting to note in the context of the discussion.



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