CDC Grid Display Subsystem
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I just got the Hardware Reference Manual on ebay for the CDC Grid
Display Subsystem (Publication No. PD82134500 September, 1969, PD-1-0).
This doesn't appear to be on bitsavers; I'm not sure but I haven't
stumbled across it in the pdf/cdc folder. The manual is a photocopy
of an original and will be scanned for bitsavers.
GRID stands for Graphical Interactive Display, making "Grid Display
Subsystem" contain a redundant "Display" when expanded. This looks like
an interesting system with a builtin console and enclosure containing
all the graphics processing hardware.
Has anyone used one? Anyone got any photos? The manual just has
Included with the manual was:
- a short whitepaper on the "GRID Operating System (GOS)",
marked "Robert Gammill 9/11/70", 13 pgs.
- "GRID* USER MANUAL", John Walker, David Robertson, Robert Gammill,
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80302,
December 1971, 36 pgs.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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