Looking for Norsk Data ND-100 info.
axelsson at acc.umu.se
Thu Oct 2 05:51:04 CDT 2008
> Göran Axelsson wrote:
>> I'm looking for ND-100 information. A couple of my friends have
>> started to work on a ND-100 emulator and it is progressing fast...
>> fast to a point where we are lacking information about the inner
>> workings of the ND-100 CPU.
>> Specifically we are looking for information on the real time clock
>> interrupt and micro code programming but other information (manuals,
>> schematics or programs) is also interesting.
>> I currently have the following manuals that I'm transforming into
>> pdf:s as time permits.
>> * ND-06.007 BIG MULTIPORT MEMORY SYSTEM
>> * ND-06.014 ND-100 REFERENCE MANUAL
>> * ND-06.016 ND-100 INPUT/OUTPUT SYSTEM
>> * ND-30.003.06A : SINTRAN III System Supervisor
>> * ND-30.025.02 : COSMOS Operator Guide
>> * ND-30.071.1 EN : ND-5000 Series User Guide
>> * ND-40.004.06 : Norsk Data Documentation Catalogue
>> * ND-40.012.1 EN : Information Pamphlet for Norsk Data Customers
>> * ND-60.014.01 : Page III-1-1 to A-9 (some pages missing)
>> * ND-60.046 TRACE ROUTINE
>> * ND-60.047.03A : NORD PL User's Guide
>> * ND-60.050.06 : SINTRAN III Users Guide
>> * ND-60.066.04 : ND Relocating Loader
>> * ND-60.074.01 : NORD-10 FORTRAN SYSTEM Reference Manual
>> * ND-60.088.03 : ND Screen Handling System
>> * ND-60.096.01 : Page 2-16 to D-3
>> * ND-60.111.03 : ND TPS User's Guide
>> * ND-60.132.03 : SINTRAN III Timesharing/Batch Guide
>> * ND-60.151.02A : SINTRAN III Utilities Manual
>> * ND-60.158.3 EN : SYMBOLIC DEBUGGER User Guide (2 ex)
>> * ND-60.163.4 EN : COSMOS User Guide
>> * ND-60.196.01 : BRF-LINKER User Manual
>> * ND-60.230.01 : SINTRAN III J-version Release Informaton
>> * ND-60.236.1 EN : ND-100/500 SORT-MERGE User Guide
>> * ND-60.264.1 EN : SINTRAN III User Guide
>> * ND-63.001.02 : Introduction to NOTIS-WP
>> * ND-63.026.02 : NOTIS-CALC Handbok (in Swedish)
>> * ND-63.042.1 EN : NOTIS-WP M Release Information for new users
>> * ND Ring binder with cable diagrams
>> * Am201B/Am2901C Four-Bit Bipolar Microprocessor Slice, AMD. Page
>> 5-1 to 5-18
>> * PASCAL : Instructions in Swedish for running Pascal on ND-100
>> If you have anything outside of this list please let me know. I will
>> borrow for scanning, buy or trade anything of interest.
>> The hardware we got access to is a ND-100 satellite, two ND-100 racks
>> with disks and 8 inch floppys in parts and a nonfunctional NORD-10 in
>> a rack. When time permits we will try to get it running.
> Great to see som ND-action :)
> Personally I don't have any documentation for the ND machines. But we
> have some docs and some floppys at the Update computer club in Uppsala,
> I could dive into the storage room and see what it is. Burbas, a friend
> of mine (bcc:ed on this mail) has some ND-500 docs.
> I do have a ND-100/CX Compact in somewhat working condition. Burbas has
> a satellite (working) and a ND-500 (semi-working) with the ND-100 frontend.
> Another friend, Bjarni (also bcc:ed) has begun work on a 10/100 emulator
> and could maybe provide some input to your project.
> I guess you know about Tore: http://folk.uio.no/toresbe/nd/
> and Jonny: http://www.sintran.com/sintran/sintran.html (<-- this site
> is actually run on a ND-5850)
> Last but not least, It would be great if you could share your
> documentation as you get it digitized. And if you have any kind of
> ND-media (such as SINTRAN :) that would be lovely to, but we could
> probably talk more about that off-list.
> Kind regards,
First and not least, I will share any information I have.
Can you pass this reply on to Bjarni too? I don't have his address.
We have started on a wiki at
http://www.gnyrf.net/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page where we collect
information. We have a documentation list, a list of test software we
extracted from a test floppy and other bits of information. We also have
the current source release of the emulator software. We have plans to
move the wiki to a dedicated domain and only deal with Norsk Data
computers... probably within a couple of weeks so this announcement is a
We also have a mailing list for discussions about the emulator and
general ND questions.
Both the mailing list and the wiki has to be approved by Roger...
probably a revenge on cctech, he has tried to subscribe twice but never
got any response.
I have contacted both Tore and Jonny but haven't got any response yet.
If you could make a list of which documentation you have I could add it
to the documentation list, if it's okay with you. If we don't have the
documents online it is still a good thing to have a list of where you
could find a copy.
Sorry, no SINTRAN media. We have it installed on the satellite and on
the two ND100 but neither has been up for a couple of years. Sometime
next month I will try to start up the satellite and make a binary copy.
I have a QnD program to extract files from a binary image of a floppy,
it will probably work on a disk image too with some work.
We have got some simple programs and 32 test programs extracted from a
ND test disk, but that's about all in software way.
I'm out of town this weekend and will be off the net from friday morning
until monday evening.... :-O
If someone have problems with joining the mailing list or registering on
the wiki, let me know and I will pass it on to Roger.
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