pdp-11/60 WCS

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
Date: Sat Nov 20 11:29:05 1999

> > Didn't know an 11/60 was going on the trash block; those systems are RARE.
> > And they were one of two 11's that could actually be microcoded in the field...
> Wasn't the writeable control store an option for the 11/60 as well? I
> seem to remember that the 11/60 I did a couple of minor repairs on didn't
> have this board.

It was an option.

> Incidentally, if you're short of space, it's just possible to get the
> 11/60 CPU backplane into a BA11-K. You need the later (32A) H7441
> regulators, and a second BA11-K for memory/IO, but it will work.
> -tony

The folks at Reuters supposedly used the WCS to make the 11/60 the
worlds fastest PDP8. (Wonder if the SIM PDP8 or the PDP8 emulator Doug Jones
would be faster on a Pentium class pc).


      Three things never anger: First, the one who runs your DEC,
      The one who does Field Service and the one who signs your check.
Received on Sat Nov 20 1999 - 11:29:05 GMT

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