Intergraph / Clipper / HLH Orion
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 4 10:26:30 CST 2007
Al Kossow wrote:
> There were two Orions in
> the Computer Science machine room when I went to York, and I know where
> both went -- to a collector just along the road from me.
> Did either still have the original 2901 based processor?
> Apparently most HLH machines were upgraded to Clippers CPUs
Pete will hopefully know. I'm starting to wonder about Jim's pair now; the
usenet posting I referred to earlier suggests they were Clippers, but I've
just been scanning past emails from Jim and he refers to them as being
microcoded. I haven't found the rest of the conversation yet, though, which
might shed some more light on things.
The ex-UKC one we were offered was definitely the earlier generation with
OS install media is likely to be a big problem for any potential restore, and
likely documentation too (I know Jim rescued what tapes he could, but when I
last spoke to him he was unsure as to exactly what data he had and whether
that included OS media for either or both generations).
These machines are the only HLH survivors that I've come across (which of
course doesn't mean to say that someone has one lurking in private hands!).
The fate of the ex-UKC 2900-series one is unknown - it was rather in the way
the last I heard as the owner was moving house and sounded reluctant about
moving it. I could always get back in touch, though. Hopefully it didn't get
abandoned; UK-designed UNIX systems are pretty thin on the ground (unreliable
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