bit slice chips (was Re: Harris H800 Computer)

Jon Elson elson at
Fri Apr 22 23:13:34 CDT 2016

On 04/22/2016 10:36 PM, ben wrote:
> I think the problem was memory at the time. What was the 
> use having
> a FAST bitslice machine, but real memory at the time was 
> SMALL and SLOw.
Well, I had 45 ns static RAM for control store on my 2903 
bit slice machine.  Yes, those were 1K x 4 chips, and I put 
heat sinks on them, they ran that hot.  Obviously, large 
main memory was going to have to run slower.


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