Ridge 32/330 up and running!

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 19:53:51 CDT 2015

On 3/29/15 9:48 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
> On 03/29/2015 12:16 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> Hey all --
>> Last summer I picked up a Ridge 32/330 that became available 
>> locally.  This is a fairly obscure early RISC machine intended to be 
>> a competitor to the VAX, it uses a 32-bit CPU at 12.5Mhz built from 
>> discrete components (spanning three large PCBs). Mine's outfitted 
>> with 8mb of ECC memory, Pertec, SMD and SCSI QIC controllers, and 
>> Ethernet.
>> You can see some pictures of this beast at:
>> https://plus.google.com/117997069161125071032/posts/JtsR3BokUxp?pid=6063976811386454738&oid=117997069161125071032 
> WOW, this is something like what I was trying to build in about 1982.  
> See
> http://pico-systems.com/stories/1982.html
> But, trying to do this all by myself, I kind of got bogged down.
> Jon

Wow, that is seriously cool!  Sounds like something you need to finish 
up one of these days :).

- Josh

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