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Some of the processors I've worked with over the past thirty years...
The MicroVAX II processor KA630
DEC / digital KA630 processor card.
From around 1990 to 1992 I used a MicroVAX II system (VMS5.5) to test network print servers
produced for Hewlett Packard printers. The company I worked for at the time manufactured
an emulation device which allowed users of DEC / digital electronics corporation DECNET
networked minicomputers to use the cheaper HP Laserjer 3, 4, 5, etc.. printers emulating a
LN03 (Laser Node 03) printer. this was a cheaper option for users of DEC systems, who
didn't want to spend ten thousand pounds plus on a big DEC laser printer, and still allowed
PC/DOS/WINDOWS systems, and UNIX/ULTRIX/HP-UX systems to share the same printer.
A few years later, I picked up a couple of MicroVAX II systems for fun, and ran VMS and
BSD on them. Too slow, and not versatile enough compared to the sun systems I still use.
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