Old core memory system.

steve shumaker shumaker at att.net
Sat May 5 12:35:41 CDT 2018

On 5/5/2018 10:23 AM, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote:
> Core temp was a big issue even in commercial environments. You didn't see
> it temp but you would see core [driver] current.
> My 360/50 panel has the ability to monitor and adjust in real time the core
> current.
> Military or extreme environment core was a bitch to keep working. I worked
> on a system designed to go in a Army tank and
> I came in late but remember we had to test the system from -55 F to 155 F,
> and the core was the biggest trouble maker.
> -pete
> On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM, Jules Richardson via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On 05/05/2018 04:57 AM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
>>> It could be flight control related since it is aviation museum that
>>> currently have it.
>> Hmm, 'stack heater' caught my eye... I'm not particularly familiar with
>> core setups, but I didn't think that was a common thing, suggesting the
>> possibility of a cold environment - immediate thought on the back of that
>> was something on a plane.
Core memory in an Army tank??    There has to be a fascinating tale 
behind that statement.....


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