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Re: [midatlanticretro] AMD 2900 bit slice learning kit: new to MARCH collection

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  • Dave McGuire
    ... The VAX-11/730 and DECsystem-2020 are both built around 2901s as well; the 2901 microcode implements the VAX and PDP-10 (respectively) instruction sets.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 11, 2012
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      On 01/11/2012 06:00 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
      >> I plan to make a web page for all of MARCH's training kits& single board computers. I just added:
      >> AMD 2900 evaluation and learning kit
      >> http://ferretronix.com/march/amd2900/
      >
      > Nice!
      >
      > As for systems that used the 2901, you can add the Hughes HMP-1116
      > which was the 16-bit PPC (Parallel Peripheral Controller) used in the
      > AN/FYQ-93 air defense system which replaced SAGE. Several 1116s were used
      > in the system, controlled by a Hughes H5118ME central computer.

      The VAX-11/730 and DECsystem-2020 are both built around 2901s as
      well; the 2901 microcode implements the VAX and PDP-10 (respectively)
      instruction sets.

      Each node of the Navier-Stokes Supercomputer, a project I worked on
      at Princeton, used an Am2910 (not 2901) microsequencer, from the same
      family.

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire
      New Kensington, PA
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