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 Hoag
Astoria, OR

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