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Sent: 10 December 2017 08:22
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Subject: Dec-10 Day announcement from Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Happy DEC-10 Day!
It is my honor to announce that we at Living Computers: Museum + Labs are
releasing to the computing community our Massbus Disk Emulator and all the
associated software. This device connects via Massbus cables to the RH10
RH20 interfaces on KI-10 and KL-10 systems, to the
RH11 interface on KS-10
and small PDP-11 systems (including the front end 11/40 on the KL-10), and
the RH70 on the PDP-11/70. The MDE provides up to 8
emulated RP06 or RP07
disks (represented by disk files in the format used by the SimH emulation
We expect that it will also work with the RH780 on the VAX-11/780 and
VAX-11/785 although we have not yet tested it in this configuration.
The original MDE was designed by Keith Perez in 2005, and emulated up to
RP06 drives connected to a KL-10. The current
generation was a redesign
Bruce Sherry in conjunction with the restoration of
DECsystem-1070 in 2012, and initially provided eight RP06 drives on the
It has undergone continual development, with
associated software created
us by Bob Armstrong, and is now being opened up for
the use of the
To this end, we have placed the design files for the hardware and the
files for the software to interface with it, along
with our library of
Peripheral Emulator routines, on public access
repositories at Github.
the MDE by any interested party.
Happy Dec-10 Day!
Richard Alderson, Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134
Cell: (206) 465-2916
Desk: (206) 342-2239
All I need now is a PDP-10....