Computer collecting humor.

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Date: Wed Nov 5 10:35:38 1997

> > I have been told that the CDC Cyber 70/170-series used a 60-bit wordlength.
> Well, I am currently in a room full of 64 bitters (Alphas). Cray machines
> as well...
> Many (all?) CDC machines are 60 bit machines.

I have at home a memory bank from a CDC Cyber two-hundred-and-something
(?) which is 18 bits wide. I had always assumed that this was 16 bits
plus two parity but it doesn't fit into 60 bits either way. (Memory
bank is huge quantities of 40ns and 45ns 64k x 1 static RAMs surface
mounted on both sides of numerous daughter boards. Each daughter board
is 64k x 18 and they stack four deep all over the "mother board" of the
bank.) I always meant to use this in something, but somehow I never got
around to it...

Received on Wed Nov 05 1997 - 10:35:38 GMT

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