Pontus <pontus at update.uu.se> wrote:
as far as I have been able to determine, all the KA-10 systems
> left in the world are located near Johnny Eriksson, as are all the KI-10
I suppose you mean Johnny Billquist, or is there another big collector I
don't know about :)
No. Johnny Eriksson (aka Bygg) is not me. I don't collect PDP-10 stuff.
I collect PDP-8 and PDP-11 stuff (along with some VAXen and other DEC
Johnny Eriksson is also in Stockholm, but I didn't know he had taken
care of the KA and KI systems. And as far as KI systems goes, Peter
Lothberg still have KICKI, so Bygg don't have all of those. Admittedly a
technicality since if they aren't stored at the same place, it's still
in the same town. So on a "world" scale, they are perhaps all "here".
But maybe Rich Alderson meant just "near" as in physically not far from,
even if not in his possession.
The only KA-10 system I know of, by the way, is KATIA, which was owned
by Stacken. I had/have an account on it, but I don't think it's been
powered on for close to 20 years now. (The name KATIA is a pun in
Swedish, by the way.)
> Oh. I
didn't mention that, did I? The Toad-1 system dissipates about
> 1500W in operation and plugs into a wall socket. The KL-10, with the
> original power harness, requires 240V x 60A 3-phase, with a power-on
> inrush of ~12.4KVA, and a steady-state operational requirement of ~6-9KVA.
I Wish we could get our DECsystem-20 running again, I think we could get
the power, but space and cooling is more of a concern.
It's all a question about money. But yes, it would be nice to get one of
them running again.