Up for Auction: Memory from the First Computer in Space

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Wed Oct 28 20:35:18 CDT 2015

On 10/28/2015 06:32 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> Not a proof in entirety of the claim, but from a ref and looking at the closeup pics from the auction website, it is an unusual form of core memory where the cores have two holes through them, like a blocky figure 8, apparently an aspect of a technique to achieve non-destructive readout. This is quite unusual and would go some ways to showing a provenance to the Gemini project.
That scheme is also known as BiAx.  The docs with my 
Honeywell Alert machine described the same thing.
As far as I can tell, the EMM core memory unit that came 
with it is NOT BiAx, however.


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