@twylo Woke up this morning and finished reading wikipedia page and realized I was confused by model names. Your 3B2 was not implemented with bitslice ICs. As far as CPU goes, was there any architectural heritage between the large 3B20 and the WE-32000 used in the 3B2?
@cstanhope I don't know much about the 3B20, but I believe it was based around the same BELLMAC architecture that informed the WE32000 and WE32100 chipset.
@twylo Cool. Thank you. I'm curious, since you're building a 3B2 emulator, did you use one of those machines before?
@cstanhope Believe it or not, no. I became really interested in the platform in 2014, and couldn't get my hands on a real 3B2, so I started writing the emulator to better understand it. One thing led to another, and now I have a small pile of 3B2 hardware and a working emulator.
@twylo That's awesome! I admire your tenacious drive to understand the system. 😀
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