Cyber ECL Wiring
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Nov 30 00:27:50 CST 2014
On 11/29/2014 08:40 PM, Billy Pettit wrote:
> You're right - the 170 was the first use of main frame wire wrap at
> CDC. I've never seen any other machine that used twisted pair wire
> wrap. When I left the project, they were trying to defelop a machine
> to automate the wiring. It was not going well.
I've got a couple of Eurcard 10K ECL boards with twisted pair all over
the place. Seems to be some sort of 12-bit CPU, from the looks of things.
There was also some sort of stapled-wire technology that was automated.
I don't recall the name of it.
> The earlier 6000, 7000 machines used twited pair with taper pins.
> Their wire mats were huge, more than 10 inches thick in some places.
> That was one of the problems they were trying to solve.
Penlight held in the mouth, go digging into the mat with both hands...
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