The Monads-PC

In 1984 John Rosenberg (who had meanwhile returned to Monash after working in a software house) and David Abramson joined together to continue the Monads hardware work. Together they designed and built the first Monads-PC system at Monash, incorporating many of the ideas from the abandoned Monads III. The Monads-PC had 60 bit virtual addresses with capability registers and an address translation unit capable of efficiently translating these large unique virtual addresses. Over the following years several Monads-PC systems were built, and this system became the workhorse for most subsequent research on the Monads Project. A picture of a Monads-PC computer appears at the head of this document.