[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Sep 26 19:54:04 AEST 2017


Wesley Parish <wes.parish at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> Quoting Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at>:
> > Wesley Parish <wes.parish at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> >
> > > I once thought of developing a computer where everything from the core
> > > functions to the peripherals was a network node. In effect replacing the
> > > bus. I found references to a Cambridge U (UK) computer system that
> > > purported to do just that but couldn't find any more info on it.
> >
> > The Desk Area Network, perhaps?
> > http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/dan.html
>
> Yes. I thought it made a lot of sense.

There was an earlier project too, from the 1980s, based on
microprocessor distributed around the Cambridge fast ring:

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos/projects/archive/plana/

Tony.
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