36bit still in use ?

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Fri Nov 28 13:09:35 CST 2014

On 2014-11-28 17:13, Sean Caron wrote:
> Whaaa? That's actually something a little bit different; I didn't even know
> there was such a thing as a TOAD-2.
> Does anyone here know how many units of the TOAD-2 were ever sold? Who
> bought them?
> That board looks so close to mini-ITX form factor... they should start
> selling them bare... it would look great next to my Atom boxes!!

As far as I understood it, they are still selling them.


> Best,
> Sean
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at update.uu.se>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 04:26:09PM +0100, Jacob Dahl Pind wrote:
>>> <qoute>
>>> Unfortunately I do not have much details. I was at the Living
>>> Computer Museum and talked with RIch Alderson, who used to work at
>>> XKL. And he showed me a
>>> newer generation router from XKL, opened up, at LCM. And they use a
>>> PDP-10 on a chip, and it was actually running TOPS-20, and I could
>>> play around at the
>>> EXEC level in there.
>>> </quote>
>> The system refered to above is visible next to the TOAD-1 in this video
>> clip, arround 30 seconds in.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We3BEaiz194
>> I've know for a while that it's been a 36 bit machine under the hood but
>> I was told that it is limited in some way, perhaps not a full pager. It
>> would be fun to get some details. (And if you can get one for yourself
>> of course).
>> Regards,
>> Pontus.

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