microcoding a PC into a PDP-11 (was: RE: Classic Computers vs. Classic Computing)

From: emanuel stiebler <emu_at_ecubics.com>
Date: Tue Sep 18 08:48:14 2001

Jonathan Engdahl wrote:
> Doing a web search on "flash DIMM" shows that HP, Xerox, and Lexmark
> printers use something called Flash DIMM in 2M, 4M, and 8M sizes. Prices are
> about $100 per meg. Something called "flash DIMM" shows up on eBay for under
> $100. Question is, how do you program it, and will it plug into a PC
> mainboard and do what you'd expect it to? (no, making smoke is not what I
> meant).
Looking at this prices, what happened to the old 3.5" floppy drive ?
If you can start a complete/compressed linux/firewall from there, should
be enough to start an emulator.
And, BTW, not all of the pc motherboard chip sets supports FLASH DIMM
(any ?),
so you're stuck then with some motherboards.

Received on Tue Sep 18 2001 - 08:48:14 BST

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