VLSI of classic architectures (was Re: 11/70 board set on e-bay. . .)
Michael B. Brutman
mbbrutman-cctalk at brutman.com
Wed Jan 16 20:50:43 CST 2008
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Pete Turnbull wrote:
>> On 15/01/2008 17:37, James A. Markevitch wrote:
>>>> Chuckles at the typo.Is the PDP-8 the only classic architecure from
>>>> the mid
>>>> 1960's that was made with VLSI components.
>>> IBM 360 (still being made today)
>> Is it?
> Not really. It's descendants are still being made. IBM will happily
> make you a part for any of their machines, no matter how old, if you pay
> enough money. They still have the manufacturer's specs for all of it.
> Peace... Sridhar
That might have been true in a much older version of IBM. I don't think
is anywhere near true today. Hardware and software comes in and out
of support much quicker now, and IBM does not do this.
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