SMS Data Gathering App Announcement

Jon Elson elson at
Thu May 21 11:16:48 CDT 2020

On 05/20/2020 10:40 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctech wrote:
> On 5/20/2020 9:27 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> Umm, if it can take ALDs, then (maybe with some tweaking) it ought to be
>> able to do the
>> same for SLT and MST machines, too!  That might get a few more people
>> interested in the
>> concept.
>> Jon
> I doubt it would be easy based on a quick look at an 1130 (1131-C) ALD.

OK, these are the sort of issues I expected would be 
encountered. But, there have been rumors of people trying to 
do gate-level reimplementations of 360s and 370s so accurate 
they would run diagnostics and FLT decks without squawks.  
Such a tool would make a project like that more 
approachable.  But, yes, that's for somebody who wants to do 
such a project to make the conversion.

(I tried to build a quasi-360 in 1981 or so.  I built a 
32-bit AMD 2903/2910 microcode engine with a Z-80 CP/M as 
front end and diagnostic console.  I got that working at 125 
ns cycle time for 2-address instructions, but then realized 
HOW MUCH work lay ahead before I could actually run a 
program on it, no less have an OS and peripherals on it.  I 
still have it in my basement.

See:     if 
interested.  )


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