The Compupro 8/16 system was one of the last, big, expensive CP/M system
that appeared at the end of the S-100 Bus and 8-bit professional systems
It was actually a typical S-100 box where the user could insert almost any
S-100 card build by the manufacturer or anybody else.
As Compupro manufactured a large range of S-100 card, the system could be
fitted with either 8-bit and/or 16-bit processor cards. One of the
best-selling card was a dual processor 8088 + 8085 that allowed running
both 8 bit CP/M and 16 bit MP/M software, at a speed of 2 or 5 Mhz, in a
multi-user, multi-tasking environment.
Several advanced CPU cards were available later: Z80 at 8 Mhz, Intel 80286
and National Semiconductor 16032.
Due to the large range of available CPU cards, practically all operating
systems and programming languages of the time could be used.
It appears that Compupro still exists and offers a limited support, spare parts
and manual hard copies.
Please consider donating your old computer / videogame system to Old-Computers.com or one of our partners from anywhere in the world (Europe, America, Asia, etc.).
I''m soon going to be working on the system, and will be doing upgrades to it as well. If everything goes well, I hope to start making videos online. I want to see if i can make a old computer do new tricks. as well as teach people 74 series logic. I hope to reach out to someone that may be willing to donate parts for this. I want to make a all original and one that is fully upgraded. I want to start with this system first because, not many people know what this pc is.
Sunday 24th April 2022
William (Bill) Vaughn (Redmond, WA USA)
If you are interested in getting rid of your Compupro Components, I would be interested in having them.
I don''t know if this is allowed on this Forum, but I''ll post my email address for you to contact me.
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Michael Louie (United States)
The 8085/8088 Dual Processor Board was also available in a 6Mhz/10Mhz Version, which is many times slower/slower in throughput than the 6Mhz 80286 3-cycle Processor Board that Compupro produced. The fastest 16-bit processor offered by Compupro was the 2-cycle 12Mhz 80286. Compupro went as far as putting the 80386 Processor onto the S-100 bus before the Company folded. The most advanced Operating System offered by Compupro was Digital Research''s Concurrent DOS, which could be configured for multi-processor, multitasking, multiuser operation with MSDOS compatibility.