Systems Concepts SC-4 computer
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Wed Feb 17 09:01:17 CST 2021
This was getting long - so I decided to "top post". Sorry ;)
Here's Peter Samson's comments after I sent him a copy of the proposal:
"Well how about that! (It was never built and the hardware was never
designed.) So many ideas and proposals never saw the light of day. I utterly
forgot about the SC-4, whatever it was supposed to be."
On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 07:13:26 +0000
Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> wrote:
> Phil Budne wrote:
> > From: Lyle Bickley via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> >> I contacted Peter Samson regarding a "SC-4" and this was his response:
> >> "There was an SC-40 (made after my time there) which was a fast
> >> PDP-10-compatible system. I don’t know of any SC-4 though."
> > The document that raised the question has his name and signature (or
> > the name and signature of *A* Peter R Samson) on it?
> > I suppose one could say that SC-4 might be a marketing term that an
> > engineer might have forgotten, or chosen to have forgotten, but Peter
> > Samson's title in the document is Director of Marketing!
> > The URL again:
> > http://people.csail.mit.edu/saltzer/Multics/MHP-Saltzer-060508/filedrawers/141.graphics-system/Scan%203.PDF
> I heard back from Fred Wright:
> "Although I wasn't at SC in 1972, I'm pretty sure I would have heard of
> the SC-4 if it had ever existed. The document you linked was just a
> proposal, and I imagine that that's as far as it ever got. AFAIK, SC
> didn't create any full-fledged computers between the SC-15 (1970) and
> the SC-30 (1983)."
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