Burroughs core memory module <-> machine

Paxton Hoag innfoclassics at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 02:30:24 CDT 2010


> I have a core memory module from some Burroughs machine. It is a large
> plug-in PCB about 16 inches square containing address & inhibit drivers &
> such. Mounted to this is a near-same-size daughter-board containing the
> sense amplifiers and the folded planar array of cores underneath a metal
> shield.
>
> It is organised as 32 KWords, 20 bits wide.
>
> Any suggestions as to what machine this may have come from?
>


Burroughs made several successful solid state accounting machines
before branching to full computers. Some of these had core memory and
were made in the 1970s.

I knew a service person in Portland who maintained these and also
serviced the early Vector 8 bit computer market in the 1980s.

Paxton

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Paxton Hoag
Astoria, OR
USA



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