: Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 05:40:36 CDT 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Joshua Rice via
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> Sent: 15 June 2020 11:02
> To: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-
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> Subject: Re: : Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973
> Somehow it seems the thread got fragmented. I posted it to the other half of
> this thread.
> Here’s a link to a high-quality picture of the front panel, straight from the
> listing. Turns out i’m crap at taking steady photos

Its not so much being steady, if you are using a SmartPhone its getting it to focus when you are close.

> https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dysAAOSwqqJehZ-Y/s-l1600.jpg
> <https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dysAAOSwqqJehZ-Y/s-l1600.jpg>

Nice so appears to be 16-bit memory, with the ability to write either byte independently. The numbering on the address doesn't seem to match PDP-11 or DG NOVA	.
But the numbering doesn't seem to match. I wonder if some kind of mainframe...

> > On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:15 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > It would be useful if the legends on the panel were actually readable
> > by mere mortals.
> >
> > Intel Memory Systems was very big in the early-mod 1970s.  The reason
> > was pretty simple--they offered add-on memory for IBM S/370 and other
> > vendors cheaper than the OEMs could.
> >
> > --Chuck


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