Re: Linux IEEE-488 (GPIB) cards?

Mike (
Mon, 6 Jul 98 19:21:02 -0700

> It never left; but CBM was the only company to design computers around it.
> Otherwise, it was used pretty much exclusively for laboratory test
> equipment.

Actually, some of the HP multi-user machines such as the HP 9000
series 500 used it, even for their main disks! I think they had both
plain GPIB ports and a variation that was better for disks (I assume
it had some kind of DMA or synchronous transfer or something).

-=] Ford [=-

"The number of Unix installations (In Real Life: Mike Ditto)
has grown to 10, with more expected."
- The Unix Programmer's Manual,
2nd Edition, June, 1972.

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