Spring cleaning has unearthed manuals I no longer need (not clear if I ever needed them ... ).
Here's the list:
Univac an/uyk-7 theory & diagrams
Univac federal systems Technical Bulletins (1973)
IBM 1620&1622 CE manuals & complete system diagrams (vol 1,2, & 3)
IBM 3031 theory of ops diagrams (vol 1-5)
IBM 129 card punch CE & ald diagrams
IBM 3275 ald diagrams (2 vols)
Burroughs Global Memory schematics & flow diagrams
Teletype 33 teletypewriter (ksr & asr) technical manuals and parts list
I'm making arrangements to have four (mini-)supercomputers from the
1980's shipped to me. In the mean time, I'm trying to find out what I
can about these systems, so this is a fishing expedition.
The systems are:
* Convex C1-XP
* Convex C1-XL
* Intel iPSC/860
* Ardent Titan
Pictures of these can be found on my website, at
(click on the thumbnails to see a larger version)
I'd like to get in touch with anyone who knows anything about these
machines, as well as anyone who may have documentation, but I also
have two specific questions:
- Can anyone identify the tape drives shown in the pictures? I believe
the one in the Intel iPSC/860 is an Exabyte 8mm one, but the ones used
on the Convex and the Ardent are a mystery to me.
- Does anyone know what the SRM (System Resource Manager) for the
iPSC/860 physically looks like? Does it look like a PC, and does it
say Intel on the front?
Reason I'm asking is that I'm getting these out of an estate, and I
need to tell them what to look for.
Awesome David! now I know what to look for!
I like things with a story for our museum displays... the original one
always best but next to it is 'one like it'
example We do not have Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT cube... but we have one
Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)
In a message dated 4/3/2017 8:20:04 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
davidkcollins2 at gmail.com writes:
It's an HP9000 E55. The HP Computer Museum even has one in our collection!
Client Engagement Manager
Tel: +61 3 9626 0593
Mob: +61 424 785 131
e-mail: david.collins at dimensiondata.com
(Sent from out of office)
On 4 Apr 2017, at 9:23 am, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> interesting... hp-9000 in the news! -
> I'm trying to identify the specific unit. It looks like an early PA-RISC,
> but even the enlargement doesn't show the model number clearly.
> ------------------------------------ personal:
> Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * www.floodgap.com *
ckaiser at floodgap.com
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I am not sure if this is "vintage" enough. However, Dr Kan Yabumoto
(1948-2017) passed away after a long illness on 03-31-17. He was involved in
the computer industry for many years after being a chemical engineer. He
designed and programmed "Mad Planets", one of the "1001 Video Games You Must
Play Before You Die". However, in this group though he may be better known
for his work at his company Pixelab. Pixelab produced DatMan, XXCopy, and
XXClone. I had the good fortune to become friends with Kan while seeking
support for XXCopy. He was an intelligent and caring man and he will be
I'm down to the last few P112 boards for sale and am pondering another run
of them because demand is steady. One of the biggest challenges for the
last run was getting the QFP-packaged 100-pin chips in a state such
that the pick-and-place robot wouldn't throw a fit about slight
differences in lead position. The stuffing house insisted that I send
them new chips. Pulls, though they looked perfectly okay to me, were not
acceptable. Does anyone here know anything about pick-and-place robots
using pulled 100-pin QFPs, particularly a stuffing house that can work
with such chips and not screw up?
 The now-obsolete super-io chips
dave at 661.org
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