DEC Pro operating systems and MFM emulator
cz at alembic.crystel.com
Sun Jan 24 10:40:17 CST 2021
> Listening to these conversations make me really wish I had not
> given my 2 PRO's away.
They are neat, but they are so god-damned slow. Compiles on the pro/380
with an RD52 are 1/4th the speed of an 11/83 with a 330mb ESDI disk.
It's to the point where I compile on the 83, then upload the results to
the Pro to run.
I wonder if compiling a true version of M+ could help: At least you
could dedicate memory as a disk cache to get around that slug of a
controller in there.
But the lack of CPU cache, 10mhz processor, extremely slow disk speed,
and the like really hurt the Pro.
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