[TUHS] Old mainframe I/O speed (was: core)

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Jun 23 21:39:46 AEST 2018

PCI was a late 1980s DEC design bus design that where released via license ala the Ethernet experience of  the xerox/dec/Intel blue book.  DEC had mostly learned it lesson that interface standards were better shared.  I’ve forgotten now the name of the person who lead the team.  I did not know him very well.  I can picture his face as I said.  

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Jun 23, 2018, at 6:32 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:
>> On 2018-06-22 20:01, Clem Cole<clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> One of the other BI people, who's name now escapes me, although I can see
>> his face in my mind, maybe I'll think of it later), would go on to do the
>> PCI for Alpha a couple of years later.   As I said, DEC did manage to get
>> that one public, after the BI was made private as Erik points out.
> Clem, I think I saw you say something similar in an earlier post.
> To me it sounds as if you are saying that DEC did/designed PCI.
> Are you sure about that? As far as I know, PCI was designed and created by Intel, and the first users were just plain PC machines.
> Alpha did eventually also get PCI, but it was not where it started, and DEC had no control at all about PCI being public.
> Might you have been thinking of Turbobus, Futurebus, or some other thing that DEC did? Or do you have some more information about DEC being the creator of PCI?
>  Johnny
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