Digital LINC-8 Programming Manual

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Programming the LINC-8

LINC-8 was the name of a minicomputer manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation between 1966 and 1969. It combined a LINC computer with a PDP-8 in one cabinet, thus being able to run programs written for either of the two architectures. The LINC-8 contained one PDP-8 CPU and one LINC CPU, partially emulated by the PDP-8. At any one time, the computer was in either 'LINC mode' or 'PDP-8 mode' - both processors could not run in parallel. Instructions were provided to switch between modes. In the LINC-8, all interrupts were handled by the PDP-8 CPU, and programs that relied on the interrupt architecture of the LINC could not be run.

Third Printing Edition February 1969
Reference I-L85(A)
A comprehensive 146 page illustrated publication


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Date Published : February 1969

Manufacturer : Digital

Platform : Linc-8

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH13209. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

Digital LINC-8 Programming Manual

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