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[ih] BBN C-series computers

Obviously the C-series machines found their niche as network devices.? 
But I remember being told that they were originally designed 
specifically with optimizations to run c language code. Perhaps somebody 
older than I can verify that (or not).

Miles Fidelman

On 10/21/17 7:54 AM, Paul Ruizendaal wrote:
> I'm trying to get a better understanding of the BBN C30, C70 and C60 machines. Google seems to yield little relevant info for them.
> >From brief references in other documents my understanding is that these were microprogrammable machines with 10-bit bytes and 20-bit addresses. Maybe they were all the same machine in different configurations.
> I think the C30 was used to replace the 316/516 as IMP's from 1980 onwards. The C70 seems to have been a "Unix machine", perhaps targeted at a role as gateway (router). The C60 seems to have been a general purpose version for the broader market.
> Any further info about these machines welcome.
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