Squeak History... don't forget the Levco Prodigy! :-)

Michael Rueger m.rueger at acm.org
Tue Apr 22 15:24:40 UTC 2003

Bruce ONeel wrote:
> Dan Ingalls <Dan at SqueakLand.org> wrote:
> <snip>
>>The Dorado was quite a machine for a personal computer -- the size of a small refrigerator and packing ECL circuitry with a micro cycle time of 25 nanoseconds.  We predicted that it would get us under a microsecond per bytecode, and it did -- just.  I don't remember the send speed, but it should have scaled pretty much as now, relative to the bytecode speed, which would put it around 40K sends per second.
> Which, amusingly, puts it right in the range of my NetBSD powerbook
> 540 (33 mhz 68lc040) with a slow memory bus.

Which again is about what the Sun 3/250 (?) workstations had in the mid 
80ies (68030 though IIRC). Those were the first commercially available 
machines to reach the 100% Dorado.
Your powerbook may be slightly smaller and less noisy though ;-)


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