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

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Thu Apr 21 09:51:39 CDT 2016

On 04/21/2016 07:04 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On 04/20/2016 10:00 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
>> Nice collection. I'd forgotten about the 32016! What 
>> software ran on these
>> respective processors?
> OS-wise the 32016 ran something called Panos, with Pandora 
> as the firmware - mostly written in Modula-2.  Acorn 
> (working with Logica) attempted a Xenix port, and some 
> documentation references Xenix as being available, but I 
> don't think it was ever released; having to run all the 
> I/O across the Tube interface just proved to be too much 
> of a bottleneck.
I'm pretty sure I ran both Genix and then Xenix on the 
Logical Microcomputer Co. 32016 we bought.


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