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Re: A working PDP-11 (almost ... )
> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 16:13:07 -0400
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Alan Flippen <email@example.com>
> Subject: A working PDP-11 (almost ... )
> Hi everyone,
> Just found out, in a casual hallway conversation, that there is in effect a
> PDP-11 clone running practically in front of my eyes.
> The entire NYTimes editorial system, it turns out, runs off something called
> J-11, which is manufactured by ATEX (a big maker of editorial systems) but
> is apparently based on the PDP-11 processor and understands the same
> instruction set. No RSTS, unfortunately; it's a proprietary operating system
> Have any of you ever heard of this J-11?
A J11 is just the CPU board / chipset for the last gasp of the DEC PDP-11
family. I think the system implementation was called the 11/85 or some
thing like that. One board that was more or powerful than the 11/45-11/70,
at least as far as CPU power.
Pretty sure it can run RSTS though DEC was pretty much into denial and
"we sell VAXEN" by the time it came out.