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IBM's new 32 bit machine - not an 80386? [message #282007] Sat, 28 December 1985 12:01 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: jk@utastro.UUCP (John Krist)
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Posted: Sat Dec 28 12:01:16 1985
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     I have been informed by someone that the IBM 32 bit machine does not
  use a 80386.  But I was assured by the person I talked to from IBM that 
  the computer will run PC software.  All I can guess is that maybe it 
  uses a 68020 running an emulation program (probably a good deal faster     
  than an PC or XT).  What's going on?
   
   John Krist
   U. Texas Astronomy Dept.
   jk@utastro.UUCP
Re: IBM's new 32 bit machine - not an 80386? [message #282065 is a reply to message #282007] Fri, 03 January 1986 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <216@utastro.UUCP> jk@utastro.UUCP (John Krist) writes:
>
>     I have been informed by someone that the IBM 32 bit machine does not
>  use a 80386.  But I was assured by the person I talked to from IBM that 
>  the computer will run PC software.  All I can guess is that maybe it 
>  uses a 68020 running an emulation program (probably a good deal faster     
>  than an PC or XT).  What's going on?
>   

Perhaps a 68000 or 68020 with custom micro-code?
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Tim Smith       sdcrdcf!ism780c!tim || ima!ism780!tim || ihnp4!cithep!tim
Re: IBM's new 32 bit machine - not an 80386? [message #282067 is a reply to message #282007] Fri, 03 January 1986 23:45 Go to previous message
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In article <210@ism780c.UUCP> tim@ism780c.UUCP (Tim Smith) writes:
>In article <216@utastro.UUCP> jk@utastro.UUCP (John Krist) writes:
>>
>>     I have been informed by someone that the IBM 32 bit machine does not
>>  use a 80386.  But I was assured by the person I talked to from IBM that 
>>  the computer will run PC software.  All I can guess is that maybe it 
>>  uses a 68020 running an emulation program (probably a good deal faster     
>>  than an PC or XT).  What's going on?
>>   
>
>Perhaps a 68000 or 68020 with custom micro-code?

	Gross! Yuk, Phooey, bleck ...
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