[TUHS] What's with the DZ-11?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Nov 28 05:57:59 AEST 2014

On Thu, 27 Nov 2014, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> To prevent giving an incorrect impression to those who 'were not there', 
> each single DZ hex board supported 8 lines (fully independent of any 
> other cards); the full DH replacement did need two boards, though.

And was really really expensive, which is why we had DJ-11s instead, hence 
our rapture on the coming of the DZ-11.

Oh, and I'm a software person, with a good knowledge of hardware (I was 
forever trying to tell the hardware bods that it was their problem and not 
mine, and I practically had to rub their noses in it).

DEC used to fob us off because we ran Unix; it was only when DECEX became 
available that the overlapped-seeks issue on the RK-11 was finally 
acknowledged, as RSX/RSTS didn't use that feature, and MAINDEC didn't prod 

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