What are the really unusual or weird computers?
mike.hatch at mclennan.co.uk
Fri Jun 29 07:29:25 CDT 2007
My experience is
SDS9300 - 24bit
Elliott 803B - 39bit - one restored and working at Bletchley Park
Digital PDP-7 - 18 bit
LEO 326 - ? bits can't remember
> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:01:16 +0100
> From: Roger Holmes <roger.holmes at microspot.co.uk>
> Its got Ampex
> TM4 mag tape drives (not industry standard 7 or 9 track, these are
> ten track units with hubs the same design as professional audio tapes
> and the 2 and 3 inch wide video tapes once used by TV broadcasters).
Our SDS9300 had TM4 drives but I don't remember them being 2 and 3 inch
wide, I thought they were 0.5 inch, but then that was 35years ago. The
Elliott 803B had 35mm tape drives, sprocket driven, derived from film
handlers, tape made by Kodak.
Looking for a PDP-7 (some hope!)
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