[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 15:56:17 EST 2020

On Feb 11, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>  The 78032?  Oh heck yes it was slower than the "big boys".  But it got
> an entire VAX processor, with FPU and 1MB of RAM, on a single board for
> a fraction of the price of any of the "big boys".  It enabled the
> deskside and desktop VAXen, etc.  Remember, there's more to life than
> just speed! ;)

I didn't say it was bad!  Everything in engineering is a tradeoff, and that was a very wise one, because they sold a LOT of them (and made quite a few dedicated customers).

- Dave
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