Astronautics ZS-1

From: John Foust <>
Date: Tue Jan 8 13:13:29 2002

At 07:41 AM 1/8/2002 -0800, Chris Kennedy wrote:
>He neglected why this is a historically significant machine. Among other things,
>it's an early example of dynamic instruction scheduling, decoupled access-
>execute and distinct float and integer pipes. It's also a pseudo vector machine.

I'm not well-versed in architectural history, but the quick
Google search I did yesterday did certainly reveal a number
of people who'd written papers about it back then.

>> > He also said you might have trouble with your electric bill.
>He's probably not wrong. I believe the thing is implemented in ECL.
>If I could figure out how to get one of these systems from there to
>here I'd jump at the chance. These things belong in a museum, not
>a scrap heap.

Darn, there goes my idea about ripping out the boards to
sell them as wall ornaments on eBay.

It sounds like they'd be a bear to move, though, regardless
of whether it was 30 miles or the 1,764 miles from Madison
to Palo Alto.

- John
Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 13:13:29 GMT

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