HP 2000 TSB and FORTRAN
couryhouse at aol.com
Fri Nov 19 17:05:05 CST 2021
Jay have a tape drive. On the system... missing the disk. Some how we lost the 2883 and 2884 drive during business shutdown in 1993. Currently the 2 Bay system sits under glass with a grouping of other early and 80s era HP PC product line.
YEA I WOULD WANT TO HAVE ON HAND AN EXTRA PROCESSER TO FOR SPARES.
AGE OLD COMPUTER EXCHANGE METHODOLOGY... NEVR START A PROJECT WITHOUT SPARES ON HAND!
Maybe the future is bringing up a fake 2000 in orig form... a PC as well as a 3000. With a scssi... tape drive that thinks it can be a 7970b for 2000 emulation and 7970e for 3000 program emulation. ... and just crank both on and emulator...
But..... it would be fun to see the 2000 come alive in some form before I croak and turn the keys of the museum to the next gen.Ed#
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On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 6:31 AM, jwest--- via cctalk<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote: David wrote...
The manual says it was known as OSMI 2000 FORTRAN and was a "series of programs written in the BASIC language which run short FORTRAN programs"
on an HP 2000 BASIC system. Anyone heard of this before?
I still have a few hp2000 systems running. I haven't seen the fortran one yet but would be surprised if it wasn't on one of my HIB tapes. But I do remember having this on the HP2K systems I used in high school. There was also a free contributed library COBOL runtime that was the same deal (implemented in BASIC), and there was one in the CSL that also ran HP 2100 assembler. That last one I'd love to find just to pour through the listings 😃
Ed# I thought the only thing preventing you from getting one of your systems up was memory, which I offered to fix. You need a tape drive too? I may have a spare 7970B that needs work but I really need to get down there and do an inventory....
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