What *was* the Tahoe?

Michael Sokolov mxs46 at k2.scl.cwru.edu
Tue Nov 24 04:20:43 AEST 1998

   Dave Horsfall <dave at fgh.geac.com.au> writes:
> And, as I recall (I used to work for STC Australia who sold 'em) it
> had the instruction set of a Vax [...]
   Aha! I always suspected that the Tahoe architecture was somehow related
to VAXen, I just didn't know how. Now we all know...
> [...] but backwards, if you know what I
> mean...
   I have noticed that the Tahoe architecture is big-endian (I use this to
easily tell between VAX and Tahoe binaries and filesystem dumps). Is this
what you mean? Or is there any more backwardness?
> The CPU was five boards, something like integer card plus
> FPU card plus priority arbitrator card etc.
   At least the FPU card was optional, since the Tahoe code in BSD has a
emulator for it.
   Michael Sokolov
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