iPDS questions

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Dec 9 13:52:25 2001

>On December 9, Dave Mabry wrote:
>> There was an optional second processor board that you could install
>> and it became a true dual processor machine. You could switch
>> between the two processors with a hot key. Both processors could be
>> independently compiling, editing, debugging, etc.
> Oh now THAT is cool. :-)

Agreed, I can't wait to get my system home so I can start playing with it.

> Anybody know of any other systems to implement this sort of of

The DEC Rainbow has two different CPU's in it, however, I don't know if you
can run different stuff on each one at the same time. IIRC, it has a Z80
and a 8086 so you can run different software (sort of like the
Commodore 128 running Commodore or CP/M software).


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