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Acorn 32016 2nd processsor (front)
Acorn 32016 2nd processor label
Acorn 32016 2nd processor right hand side
Acorn 32016 2nd processor (back)
Acorn 32016 2nd processor (bottom)
Acorn 32016 2nd processor with top cover off
Acorn 32016 2nd processor circuit board (top)
Acorn 32016 2nd processor circuit board (bottom)
This is the 32016 2nd processor, the rarest of the Acorn 2nd processors. It was originally going to be called the 16032 2nd processor and is named as such in some early BBC literature, but NatSemi changed the name of the chip to 32016 before it was built. It has a NatSemi NS32016D-8 CPU clocked at 6 MHz and 1MB (32 x 32K RAM) with the Ferranti ULA Tube controller. The ROMs boot to the PANDORA OS kernel which then loads PANOS from disc.
In addition to the 32016 2nd processor, Acorn used the NS32016 CPU in:
In Septermber 1986 Acorn User published a review titled "Acorn's Supercomputer "
Here is the Acorn brochure for the 32016 2nd processor
The pictures show:
Here is a HiRes picture of the 32016 2nd processor circuit board .
A copy of the Cambridge Co-processor User Guide is available in Documents.
Other Acorn Scientific Panos manuals are available.
The Panos installation discs are available from J.G.Harston's mdfs.net .
Further details of Panos are available HERE .