Real Old School Programming (was: Re: Where to buy a Selectric?)

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 14:56:24 CST 2006


I seem to remember a CDC 3300. was there such a thing?  It was about
1961,  I think.  I think we programed it in COBAL and then later in
Fortran.

On 1/1/06, Mike Loewen <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>
> > On 1/1/2006 at 1:00 PM Mike Loewen wrote:
> >
> >> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/DeadStart6600.jpg
> >
> > Is that a mock-up reproduction, Mike?  It's been a long time since I've
> > seen a 6000 without a CEJ/MEJ switch!  It's kind of hard to believe that
> > there would be any left around without one.
>
>     It's the real deal, as far as I know.  I know next to nothing about CDC
> systems.  The sign says it's a model 6600, serial number 1.
>
> > Which looks sort of reasonable except for the 224 character record length
> > on what's being read.  Do you know what system this was set up to
> > deadstart?
>
>     Again, no clue.  I just happened to take some shots of it at a visit to
> the Computer History Museum, this summer.  The "CDC 6400/6500/6600
> Computer Systems Reference Manual" on bitsavers has a slightly different
> picture of the dead start panel on page 6-3, again without the CEJ/MEJ
> switch:
>
> http://bitsavers.vt100.net/cdc/6x00/60100000D_6600refMan_Feb67.pdf
>
>
>      Here are a some more pics:
>
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-1.jpg
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-2.jpg
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-3.jpg
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-4.jpg
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-5.jpg
> http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/CDC6600-6.jpg
>
>
> Mike Loewen                             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology  http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
>


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Jim Isbell
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