mobile minis/ Re: XH558 - was Re: using new technology etc
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 23:22:17 CST 1970
On thinking more - could you mean System/7? That would make sense, and
it was a Boca Raton machine as well.
Will, who would like an S/7
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 19, 2015, at 3:08 PM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> On 2015-Jun-19, at 9:07 AM, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove wrote:
>>> Bringing this topic full circle, does anyone know if any minicomputers
>>> (DEC PDP-8s or 11s, DG Novæ, HP 21XXs, et cetera) were ever used on
>>> aircraft? Not transported by one, but I mean setup and used on one.
>> Another example of shipboard use:
>> Quote from HP Measure Oct 1976:
>> One of the first 2116As sold is still being used aboard a research vessel operated
>> by Woods Hole Institute of Oceanography in Massachusetts, which has purchased
>> at least a dozen other HP computers since then. The original one still works like a
>> charm ten years later-even though it's been bounced around, loaded and unloaded
>> and exposed to the corrosive salt air.
>> "One of the first 2116As" would place this at 1966-1967.
>> A pic here shows it being craned onto the ship.
> When I worked at IBM Boca Raton, on one of the buildings was a ship based radar.
> It was installed to do testing for the ship mounted System/3 that IBM sold at the time.
> TTFN - Guy
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