All generation takes place on remote servers, so the application worked quite well.
Engineer Yo Khan Man wrote the ChatGPT chatbot client for the MS-DOS operating system. Thanks to this, we managed to communicate with the chatbot on the IBM PC 5155 Portable computer of the 1984 model.
As Tom’s Hardware explains, the engineer faced several challenges. First, I had to find a compiler that can run on the 8088 processor and at the same time has all the features to work with the ChatGPT API.
When the compiler was found (Open Watcom C / C ++ came up), I had to tinker with query forwarding. As a result, the engineer was forced to implement JSON processing and write a POST request generator in C.
The first tests were carried out on a virtual machine in VirtualBox, the engineer tested the final application on a real IBM PC 5155 Portable. Everything worked as it should: the retro computer was able to communicate with a modern neural network.
It is noteworthy that the engineer did not have any particular speed problems: the ChatGPT text interface worked fine on a 39-year-old computer. But, of course, it was pointless to offer the bot to generate an image.
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