Grinnell Systems

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at
Wed Apr 22 17:54:27 CDT 2020

Hi Emanuel,

I remember them well, I was their manufacturer's rep in Houston, and sold several to petrochem, NASA and universities.

It was a big ticket item, selling for upwards of 40K when loaded up with all the options.

NASA was using it for animation, the petrochem guys for geology visualizations in oil exportation.  A&M bought one for LANDSAT imagery.

I see if I can find some old ads, they were in the IEEE computer graphics mags quite a bit.


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Subject: Grinnell Systems

Hi all,
was just fishing in old memories & graphics systems. We had in the
1980's a big fridge from Grinnell Systems as a frame buffer on a 11/34.

Anybody remember those? Links to any documentation?


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