VAX 11/780s - Masscomp - Valid equipment available

From: Merle K. Peirce <>
Date: Tue Jan 8 13:34:59 2002

Wanna come up and play with our Perkin-Elmers sometime?

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Bill Pechter wrote:

> > 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.
> Bill
> --
> d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN. Don't you wish you could still buy it now!

M. K. Peirce

Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
Shady Lea, Rhode Island

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