Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973

Nigel Johnson nw.johnson at ieee.org
Tue Jun 16 19:17:43 CDT 2020

I remember that shortage of memory chips. People in my office were all 
blaming it the Ayatollah Khomeni!

On 16/06/2020 20:13, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/16/20 2:29 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> It's a stack of 16 memory cards covered in 4116 DRAMs and a couple of
>> control/management  boards that cable over to the 11/70 the same way a
>> DEC MK11 box does.
> Oh yeah--I remember when 4116/2116 DRAMs were still new and in short
> supply.   The local Intel sales rep dropped off a number of 2108s
> ("half-good" 2116s) as a stopgap.  There was a suffix on each one that
> specified whether the bank (there were two "banks" in the 2116), should
> be high or low.
> I still have a few of those.   Interestingly enough, some weren't bad
> enough that prevented me from using them as 16Kb parts.
> In any case, they were a BIG improvement over the 22-pin 0.400" 2107
> commodity parts.
> --Chuck


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