ron at ronnatalie.com
Mon Jun 18 22:39:29 AEST 2018
> On Jun 18, 2018, at 1:58 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:
> On 2018-06-18 04:00, Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
>>> Well, it is an easy observable fact that before the PDP-11/70, all PDP-11 models had their memory on the Unibus. So it was not only "an ability at the lower end", b
>> That’s not quite true. While the 18 bit addressed machines all had their memory directly accessible from the Unibus, the 45/50/55 had a separate bus for the (then new) semiconductor (bipolar or MOS) memory.
> Eh... Yes... But...
> The "separate" bus for the semiconductor memory is just a second Unibus, so the statement is still true. All (earlier) PDP-11 models had their memory on the Unibus. Including the 11/45,50,55.
> It's just that those models have two Unibuses.
No, you are confusing different things I think. The fastbus (where the memory was) is a distinct bus. The fastbus was dual ported with the CPU in one port and a second UNIBUS could be connected to the other port.
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