PCI was a late 1980s DEC design bus design that where released via license ala the
Ethernet experience of the xerox/dec/Intel blue book. DEC had mostly learned it lesson
that interface standards were better shared. I’ve forgotten now the name of the person
who lead the team. I did not know him very well. I can picture his face as I said.
Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
On Jun 23, 2018, at 6:32 AM, Johnny Billquist
On 2018-06-22 20:01, Clem
One of the other BI people, who's name now escapes me, although I can see
his face in my mind, maybe I'll think of it later), would go on to do the
PCI for Alpha a couple of years later. As I said, DEC did manage to get
that one public, after the BI was made private as Erik points out.
Clem, I think I saw you say something similar in an earlier post.
To me it sounds as if you are saying that DEC did/designed PCI.
Are you sure about that? As far as I know, PCI was designed and created by Intel, and the
first users were just plain PC machines.
Alpha did eventually also get PCI, but it was not where it started, and DEC had no
control at all about PCI being public.
Might you have been thinking of Turbobus, Futurebus, or some other thing that DEC did? Or
do you have some more information about DEC being the creator of PCI?
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