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Started by Tripos on Mar 21, 2022 3:55:53 PM
The best computer names

Or microprocessors, microcontrollers or SoC

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Tripos - 21 Mar 2022 15:56:20 (#1 of 50)

For starters I give you the Cray XMP.

FredDee - 21 Mar 2022 16:08:21 (#2 of 50)

HAL 9000

OneOfOne - 21 Mar 2022 16:09:40 (#3 of 50)

TASBO (TRS80)

Agaliarept - 21 Mar 2022 16:23:17 (#4 of 50)

Anything made by Wang.

upgoerfive - 21 Mar 2022 16:32:14 (#5 of 50)

UNIVAC

Colossus

Commodore PET

Sirius Victor 9000

Worst: Commodore Plus4 (sounds like a golfing accessory).

Tripos - 21 Mar 2022 16:44:36 (#6 of 50)

I almost forgot about my favorite the Commodore Amiga.

Tripos - 21 Mar 2022 16:46:38 (#7 of 50)

IBM Deep Blue.

TheExcession - 21 Mar 2022 16:48:46 (#8 of 50)

The Commodore Amiga also had chips inside it named things like Agnes, Paula, Denise and so on.

upgoerfive - 21 Mar 2022 16:51:21 (#9 of 50)

Fat Angus!

(The C= 64 had a couple of chips called Sid.)

HorstVogel - 21 Mar 2022 16:51:56 (#10 of 50)

oh yes, I like reading about the technicalities of the Amiga (I think one chip was called Gary).

Never once did this reading make me think I need to buy one.

upgoerfive - 21 Mar 2022 16:53:17 (#11 of 50)

Amiga was a rather unconventional design in a lot of ways. There were quite a few clever hardware tricks lurking in there.

carterbrandon - 21 Mar 2022 16:55:31 (#12 of 50)

#4: And their hardware maintenance scheme WangCare.

carterbrandon - 21 Mar 2022 16:57:31 (#13 of 50)

Only a peripheral, but there was the Gandalf Box.

JohnIlly - 21 Mar 2022 16:59:08 (#14 of 50)

IBM mainframes had a robot device which handled tape cartridges. In the software you had to give it a name. The default name was Marvin.

Tripos - 21 Mar 2022 17:02:50 (#15 of 50)

The Amiga was ahead of its time.

TheExcession - 21 Mar 2022 19:55:07 (#16 of 50)

Did multitasking ten years ahead of the PC, for a start.

TheExcession - 21 Mar 2022 19:56:39 (#17 of 50)

**** Guru Meditation ****

browserbutton - 21 Mar 2022 19:58:28 (#18 of 50)

Honeywell-Bull

upgoerfive - 21 Mar 2022 21:21:25 (#19 of 50)

Did multitasking ten years ahead of the PC, for a start.



Pre-emptive multitasking - on a processor without anything much in the way of memory protection or address virtualization.

upgoerfive - 23 Mar 2022 15:02:29 (#20 of 50)

HP Envy.

My brother has one. I am not envious.

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