Firefly dual processor card
paulkoning at comcast.net
Wed May 31 07:41:54 CDT 2017
> On May 30, 2017, at 4:13 PM, Antonio Carlini via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 30/05/17 20:16, Mark Kahrs via cctech wrote:
>> The actual Firefly board. Like this one:
>> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 3:03 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Did you get an actual Firefly (research) board, or a prduction VAXstation
>>> 3520/3540 board? I don't think you're likely to find schematics or pinouts
>>> for either, but it's not impossible to find 3520/3540 stuff, while I've
>>> never before heard of anyone encountering any actual Firefly boards in the
> If it has the same three connector blocks that are present at the bottom of this photo:
> then I would guess that it is not a VAXstation 3520 (KA60 CPU).
> Are there any obvious part numbers?
> arcarlini at iee.org
To clarify: Firefly is an internal-only device built by DEC research in Palo Alto. It wasn't a product and as far as I remember wasn't the basis of one, either. There are some DEC SRC reports that describe aspects of the Firefly. I think Modula-3 was invented for it, but I may have my research platforms mixed up.
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