Department of Computer Science and Technology

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Parrot – A replacement for TCAM

P. Hazel, A.J.M. Stoneley

April 1976, 25 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-5


The terminal driving software and hardware for the Cambridge TSO (Phoenix) system is described. TCAM and the IBM communications controller were replaced by a locally written software system and a PDP-11 complex. This provided greater flexibility, reliability, efficiency and a better “end-user” interface than was possible under a standard IBM system.

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  author =	 {Hazel, P. and Stoneley, A.J.M.},
  title = 	 {{Parrot -- A replacement for TCAM}},
  year = 	 1976,
  month = 	 apr,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-5},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-5}