mobile minis/ Re: XH558 - was Re: using new technology etc
ggs at shiresoft.com
Thu Jan 1 23:25:01 CST 1970
Ack! You're right. For some reason I was thinking about the System/3 and put
that down instead.
TTFN - Guy
> On Jun 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On thinking more - could you mean System/7? That would make sense, and
> it was a Boca Raton machine as well.
> Will, who would like an S/7
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
>>> On Jun 19, 2015, at 3:08 PM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
>>> On 2015-Jun-19, at 9:07 AM, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove wrote:
>>>> Bringing this topic full circle, does anyone know if any minicomputers
>>>> (DEC PDP-8s or 11s, DG Novæ, HP 21XXs, et cetera) were ever used on
>>>> aircraft? Not transported by one, but I mean setup and used on one.
>>> Another example of shipboard use:
>>> Quote from HP Measure Oct 1976:
>>> One of the first 2116As sold is still being used aboard a research vessel operated
>>> by Woods Hole Institute of Oceanography in Massachusetts, which has purchased
>>> at least a dozen other HP computers since then. The original one still works like a
>>> charm ten years later-even though it's been bounced around, loaded and unloaded
>>> and exposed to the corrosive salt air.
>>> "One of the first 2116As" would place this at 1966-1967.
>>> A pic here shows it being craned onto the ship.
>> When I worked at IBM Boca Raton, on one of the buildings was a ship based radar.
>> It was installed to do testing for the ship mounted System/3 that IBM sold at the time.
>> TTFN - Guy
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