IBM 5100

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Thu Aug 19 13:36:38 2004

>>>>> "Antonio" == Antonio Carlini <> writes:

>> Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it was my understanding that
>> (part of?) the VAX instruction set was prototyped using the 11/60
>> as well.

That seems improbable -- the VAX instruction set is clearly inspired
by the PDP11, but at the bit level they are completely different. I
rather doubt that more than a few percent of the VAX instruction set
would fit into an 11/60 WCS.

 Antonio> I believe that there were hardware test rigs in use before
 Antonio> the first VAX protos arrived. I believe that I've read that
 Antonio> they were based on a modified PDP-11 but I don't recall
 Antonio> where I read that. Time to go peruse the early DTJs again I
 Antonio> suppose.

Software emulation? That's how initialy PDP11 development was done
(MIMIC on the PDP10).

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