High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Apr 20 10:00:32 CDT 2016

On 2016-04-20 10:27 AM, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> On 20/04/2016 14:57, Toby Thain wrote:
>> I'm changing the subject because the subject of RISC coprocessor boards
>> has already been interesting to me; I owned the NuBus Levco Translink II
>> (for Mac II family) with four TRAM slots for transputers.
>> Also going to mention the BBC Tube coprocessor here. Which had an ARM
>> version, iirc.
> It did indeed - I have one.  Also a couple of 6502 CoPros, a 65C102, a
> 32016 and a pair of Z80s, which were nice in their day.

Nice collection. I'd forgotten about the 32016! What software ran on 
these respective processors?

My high school had a BBC (Master?) with Z80 Tube in an OEM chassis with 
integrated keyboard and colour terminal. It mainly ran Turbo Pascal 
under CP/M, iirc.


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