[TUHS] First supercomputer UNIX: The Denelcor HEP (was Early multiprocessor Unix)
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Nov 30 06:53:52 AEST 2022
Bitsavers has some files on the HEP, if anyone is interested.
The research papers are a collection of undated, probably published pieces.
> On 30 Nov 2022, at 02:54, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> BRL had commissioned the Denver Electronics Corporation (i.e., Denelcor) to build a MIMD system called the HEP, ostensibly to do fluid dynamics problems. It was looking like the manufacturer wasn’t going to have a useful OS for it so Mike Muss did his usual thing and suggested he could put UNIX on it (he had done this twice previously with orphaned machines: some 11/34 graphics stations that were supposed to be connected to the CDC7600 and converting the University of Illinois Arpanet Terminal Server (ANTS) to a host that could support long leaders.
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