iAPX-432 Processors Components Hardware

The iAPX-432 was Intel's first 32-bit processor, released in 1981 as a set of 3 integrated circuits. It was to be their main architecture of the 1980s. It was very innovative, and complex, with direct hardware and microcode support for advanced multitasking, memory management, data structures, security, object-oriented and capability-based programming, and multiprocessing with up to 64 processors. Modern operating systems could be implemented in far less program code than for normal processors, because it did so much work internally in hardware. Intel called it the Micromainframe.

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See Also:
  • Overview of Intel 432, 1975-1985 - Short critique and defense, with references; by Mark iapx-432 Smotherman.
  • Intel iAPX-432 Micromainframe - Includes resource: technical documents, components, packaging, releases, documentation, iapx-432 hardware, software, books, papers, theses, humor, links.
  • The Intel iAPX 432 - By Henry M. Levy; Capability-Based Computer Systems, Digital components Press, 1984, processors ISBN 0932376223. Book chapter, large: history, components critique, diagrams. [free][PDF]
  • Intel iAPX 432 - Growing article, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
  • Eden Node Machine - With iAPX-432 processors, monochrome bitmap displays, and furniture-grade components oiled wood monitor and keyboard cases. Description, photo.
  • Ada for the Intel 432 Microcomputer - Historical document, purchase option: Ada represents a new era in language standards, software portability, and is the main language of Intel\'s new Micromainframe. [IP.com PriorArtDatabase]

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