Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 04:09:46 CDT 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis via
> cctalk
> Sent: 15 June 2020 06:33
> To: dwight via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973
> On 6/14/20 8:41 PM, dwight via cctalk wrote:
> > I can see why I was having problems. The picture was upside down. It
> > looked like Spanish or something. Do remember that Intel's claim to
> > fame wasn't just micro processor. They were one of the first to do MOS
> > RAMs for big machines. They were more into solid state memory systems
> > than uPs, until after the 8080. It clearly isn't for some
> > 4004 or 8008. It was likely monitoring some RAM for some mini.
> Intel Memory Systems Division was largely responsible for saving Intel's
> bacon in the early 1970s.  The MPU business with the 8008 and  4004 wasn't
> moneymaker initially.
> However, selling DRAM assemblies for various minis (e.g. DG and DEC) as
> well as S/370 add-on memory amounted to a large portion of their early
> sales.   IMSD was on the far end of Mathilda in Sunnyvale.

I found this ad here:-


I think if we could read the legends on the front we might get a better idea
of what system it was for...
... looks like 18-bits so something in the pdp-10 line?


> Have a look at section 7 here:
> https://johncargin.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/intel-catalog-1973.pdf
> --Chuck

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