MEM11 Status Update

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Wed Sep 2 00:07:59 CDT 2015

On 9/1/15 9:45 PM, tony duell wrote:
>> I could, but the point is to run 1972 Unix on machine that was around
>> in 1972, even if I have emulate things like the RF disks.
> Except that the MEM11 wasn't around in 1972.
I think the point here, is that much of the hardware that is necessary 
to run Unix V1 on an
11/20 is unobtainium.  Therefor, if one wants to run Unix V1 on 11/20 
hardware, there is
going to be, by necessity, some compromises made.  Witness the previous 
discussion on
the IBM 1620 where the core memory has been replaced with a modern 
equivalent  in order
to allow it to work.  I view this in a similar vein.

I also think that given the historical significance of both Unix V1 and 
the 11/20, this is a
worthwhile endeavor.

TTFN - Guy

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