VAX 11/780s - Masscomp - Valid equipment available

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Tue Jan 8 11:55:08 2002

> Would it be possible to get a MassComp system with these? We don't have
> one of them yet, although they don't seem to have a great reputation.

They're pretty interesting machines with a history that dates back to
the real time folks at DEC.

When the 68k stuff started appearing a number of ex-DEC and DG folks
looked at Unix and grafted the idea of RSX-11's EMT routines onto
SysIII and later SysV Unix.

I worked for DEC for 5 years and went to Concurrent which was the old
Interdata/Perkin Elmer folks. In late 87 or early 88 they merged with
Masscomp and took them over and ran the operations (which was already
troubled by bad management) into the ground.

RTU was not quite as slick as the Pyramid dual universe scheme.
RTU just implemented the SysIII/SysV commands and dual BSD and SysV
libraries to link against.

  d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN.  Don't you wish you could still buy it now!|
Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 11:55:08 GMT

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