[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 20:50:03 EST 2020

On Feb 11, 2020, at 12:20 PM, Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Like, I can donate or loan an early POWER or a VAX 6000 CPU board (they are both awesome looking artifacts) but now you've got large things next to very small things. ;)

Worth noting that the VAX 6000 isn't a microprocessor, per se; the Mariah chipset, which was also used in a reduced capacity in the uVax 3100-80 (of which I have one), is a multi-chip processor.  I think it's actually an interesting illustration of how multi-chip CPU architectures coexisted alongside true (single-chip) microprocessors (e.g. CVAX) for a while while they fought for superiority, but it's probably outside the scope of this exhibit.

- Dave

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