Copyright Symbolics Inc.
April 1999
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Used with permission.

Zora is a Multibus II based Lisp machine done for a consulting client. It shows how small a complete system could have been in about 1991 (it was never made into a product by Symbolics but was by the consulting client).

The attached picture shows a multibus II card cage with four boards (from left to right): CPU, 8MW memory, 8MW memory, I/O (with all the cables). It was grabbed with a prototype Framethrower; the hand on the chassis is the hand of Kalman Reti.

Don Tremaine worked at the Chatsworth facility from 1986 through 1991. He was one of the two hardware engineers that developed the Zora system. In fact, he was the one who gave it that name. It comes from a famous man who helped propel Chevrolet into racing and high performance. Zora Arkus Duntov, the father of the Corvette.