What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2036
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 17:31:52 +0000, Eric Chomko
Actually, if memory serves, the PDP-8 actually pre-dates the 4004. So it would be more accurate to say "...given that there were no such things as microprocessors at the time."
Oh, GMAFB. No PDP-11 model was ever bigger than the smallest configuration of a PDP-10. The PDP-10 (later called DECsystem-10) was a mainframe -- such a well-designed mainframe that it was sold as an entirely new system (called the DECsystem-20) without any significant hardware changes, only a change in the operating system (TOPS-10 to TOPS-20).
Hyperion, the developer licensee for OS 3.9, is possibly French-based. ICBW.
Osborne didn't make PCs. They made the Osborne 1 and the Osborne 2, and then made the mistake of telling everybody how great the Osborne Executive was going to be, and end off their Osborne 2 sales, which dried up the revenue flow.
As long as DEC kept building PDP-11s, they were producing LSI-11s -- and they kept building them for quite a while afterward as spare parts.
What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2037
IA-64 canned and were apparently moved onto a next-gen x86 project. A bunch of engineers were moved from HP to Intel to do a replacement project, that has taken (at least...
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Eric Chomko It strikes me that you have a very narrow definition of success. Alpha made money hand over fist, DEC's dissolution had very little to do with Alpha's...
Um, no. The 68000 didn't appear in mbutt-market desktop computers for quite a while after its introduction. The 68000 was released in 1979, and it was 1983 before the Lisa appeared, and 1985 before the ST and the Amiga. That's 4 to 6 years.
But even though the 68000 required a lot of support logic to be used in a mini or a workstation, it was still compebreastive with the PDP-11.
timeframes right. By that time, the Jupiter project (DEC's development for their next big mainframe -- IMHO probably would have wound up being called the DECsystem-30) had already failed and the need for a new mainframe to replace the aging PDP-10 was being addressed.
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And Alpha. MS funded the software development on the Alpha. NT was going to replace DOS. Why be picky w.r.t. CPU architecture? Sigh! VMS was...
I could be totally wrong about my timeframes; I'm deliberately trying not to tie down any specific dates for DEC events, just saying that 'by this time, this had happened,' in hopes that I can mitigate the damage caused by my lack of memory of specifics.