Z8000 parts question

From: Mark Davidson <medavidson_at_mac.com>
Date: Tue May 11 19:01:31 2004

On May 11, 2004, at 4:45 PM, Kane, David (DPS) wrote:

> I have seen documentation of three commercial Z8000 systems; the
> Olivetti M20, the Zilog system 8000 (I think that was its name), and
> the
> Ithica DPS-8000 (I saw a Byte advert for it, not sure how well it
> sold).
> And there were as Dwight stated numerous commercial Z8000 S-100,
> multibus, STD bus processor cards (once again advertised in Byte).
> Lastly the Commodore C900, which only made it to evaluation machine
> stage. I believe that a few 100 were ever made, I just missed one on
> ebay a few months ago. I asked the purchaser a couple of times (through
> ebay) for his impressions and any information on it, but I got no
> reply.

I think I posted about this to the list already, but yes, Zilog had a
system. It was indeed called the Zilog System 8000 and ran a version
of System III Unix called ZEUS (Zilog Enhanced Unix System). I worked
with a doctor years ago to move some COBOL code (written using
RM/COBOL) from an MP/M system to a Zilog. I had to drive to the Zilog
rep office to do the work. I remember it being a cool system, but way
too much for me to consider at the time.

I'd love to find one, though... I love old Unix boxes.

Received on Tue May 11 2004 - 19:01:31 BST

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