[Beowulf] MS Cray

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Wed Sep 17 17:09:48 EDT 2008


John Hearns wrote:
> [...]
> Just let me correct you there. Surely PDP-8s were calculators or Data 
> Processing whatchamacallits,
> and emphatically NOT Computer Systems.
> (A history lesson is called for here - I cannot remember the exact 
> terminology which allowed PDPs to be sold to individual labs and 
> departments)

Hello, John.

It's interesting to read about the history of PDP's in this context:

	http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmed_Data_Processor

I'm a verteran of Version 7 Unix on the pdp11/23 and 11/34 myself, and I 
had an 11/23 in my front room until I bought a PC to replace it :-)

	Tony.
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