[TUHS] Thoughts on Licenses

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 22:33:13 AEST 2022

On 7/3/22, Matthias Bruestle <m at mbsks.franken.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 03, 2022 at 03:48:33PM -0400, Clem Cole wrote:
>> single custom application* that allows us to manage the server - as I
>> said
>> to Larry think the LS1-11 on the Vax and the 11/40 on the KL processors)
> I have a MicroVAXII with a KMV1A. Are you refering to such a card with
> the "LSI-11 on the Vax"? Does this mean there is a V7 running on it?
> I really don't know much about that card. Might have been used for I/O with
> an IBM 3090 in this computer.

Clem is referring to the VAX-11/780 (and its follow-ons the 782 and
785), which used a LSI-11 processor (PDP-11/03) to load its microcode
on power-on.  IIRC the LSI-11 front end also ran the system console
device (originally a LA-36 DECwriter terminal).

The third generation PDP-10 CPU (the KL10) similarly had a PDP-11/40
front end that did the bootstrap loading and also acted as a
peripheral device controller.

-Paul W.

More information about the TUHS mailing list