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This was the one of the first non [[DEC]] machine to run [[Unix]].
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The '''Interdata 7/32''' and  '''Interdata 8/32''' were [[IBM System/360]] compatible [[mainframe]]/[[minicomputer|mini]] machines; they differed in character sets, architecture and of course machine code.
  
According to Richard Miller, "The First Unix Port" The first port began in 1976, at Wollongong, on an Interdata 7/32, 192k-core/2x5Mb disk drives.
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Oddly enough, real information about the 8/32 is near nonexistent, short of the [[SIMH]] simulator.
  
In April 28, 1977, Unix version 6 was booting. When Bell Labs was contacted:
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==UNIX==
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They were the one of the first non-[[Digital Equipment Corporation|DEC]] machines to run [[UNIX]]. Amazingly, the ports to the 7/32 and 8/32 were done roughly simultaneously, by two separate organizations.
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According to Richard Miller, "The First Unix Port", the first port began in 1976, at Wollongong, on an Interdata 7/32, 192k-core/2x5Mb disk drives.
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In April 28, 1977, [[UNIX Sixth Edition|Unix Version 6]] was booting. When Bell Labs was contacted:
  
 
<blockquote>In fact there was a surprise on both sides: a team at Bell Labs was in the midst of doing their own port of UNIX to an Interdata 8/32 (a slightly more powerful 32-bit mini-computer). They had begun work at the beginning of 1977 in anticipation of the delivery of their machine in April and had a kernel working by June less than two months after the Wollongong kernel first ran on the bare 7/32.</blockquote>  
 
<blockquote>In fact there was a surprise on both sides: a team at Bell Labs was in the midst of doing their own port of UNIX to an Interdata 8/32 (a slightly more powerful 32-bit mini-computer). They had begun work at the beginning of 1977 in anticipation of the delivery of their machine in April and had a kernel working by June less than two months after the Wollongong kernel first ran on the bare 7/32.</blockquote>  
  
The Interdata 7/32 and 8/32 were the first 32-bit machines to both run Unix version 6, which had the Interdata 8/32 port becoming the basis for UNIX 7th Edition.  
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The Interdata 7/32 and 8/32 were the first 32-bit machines to both run Unix Version 6; the Interdata 8/32 port became the basis for [[Unix Seventh Edition|UNIX 7th Edition]].
  
Oddly enough, real information about this machine is near nonexistent, short of the [[SIMH]] simulator.
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==External links==
  
[https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/usenix98/invited_talks/miller.ps The First Unix Port, Miller, R.]
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===Interdata 7/32 and Interdata===
  
[https://documents.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@inf/@scsse/documents/doc/uow103747.pdf The First port of Unix, Reinfelds, J.]
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* [http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/interdata/32bit/7-32/29-405_7-32_UsersMan_Jun76.pdf Interdata Reference Manual 29-004R02 7/32]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdata Interdata] - Wikipedia
  
[https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/portpap.html Portability of C Programs and the UNIX System, Johnson, S.C. Ritchie, D. M.]
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===Unix Port ===
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* [https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/usenix98/invited_talks/miller.ps The First Unix Port; Miller, R.]
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* [https://documents.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@inf/@scsse/documents/doc/uow103747.pdf The First port of Unix; Reinfelds, J.]
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* [https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/portpap.html Portability of C Programs and the UNIX System; Johnson, S.C. Ritchie, D. M.]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:56, 20 December 2020

The Interdata 7/32 and Interdata 8/32 were IBM System/360 compatible mainframe/mini machines; they differed in character sets, architecture and of course machine code.

Oddly enough, real information about the 8/32 is near nonexistent, short of the SIMH simulator.

UNIX

They were the one of the first non-DEC machines to run UNIX. Amazingly, the ports to the 7/32 and 8/32 were done roughly simultaneously, by two separate organizations.

According to Richard Miller, "The First Unix Port", the first port began in 1976, at Wollongong, on an Interdata 7/32, 192k-core/2x5Mb disk drives.

In April 28, 1977, Unix Version 6 was booting. When Bell Labs was contacted:

In fact there was a surprise on both sides: a team at Bell Labs was in the midst of doing their own port of UNIX to an Interdata 8/32 (a slightly more powerful 32-bit mini-computer). They had begun work at the beginning of 1977 in anticipation of the delivery of their machine in April and had a kernel working by June less than two months after the Wollongong kernel first ran on the bare 7/32.

The Interdata 7/32 and 8/32 were the first 32-bit machines to both run Unix Version 6; the Interdata 8/32 port became the basis for UNIX 7th Edition.

External links

Interdata 7/32 and Interdata

Unix Port