Computing history at CERN - Re: what IBM system is this?

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Sun Jul 5 03:47:50 CDT 2015

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> Subject: Re: Computing history at CERN - Re: what IBM system is this?
> On 07/04/2015 08:07 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> > Note that that room is just for DD division machines - general
> > computing services: data processing, number crunching, external
> > networking, etc.
> >
> > At the time, the accelerator control was being done by Norsk-Data
> > minis located in the accelerator control room, as shown and explained
> > to me by someone who had worked on their programming; and there were
> > machines all over the rest of the site associated with things like
> > data-collection from experiment sensors, assorted labs, etc. I recall
> > for instance, seeing a VAX-750 doing sensor data-collection, and a lab
> > filled with some graphics machines, but don't recall what type they
> > were.
> Does anyone know of similar photos being taken at approximately the same
> time at LLL or LANL?    I assume that there might also be some from NASA
> Langley...
> Photos from other heavy-duty number-crunching installations of the time,
> as ECMWF would also be interesting.
> --Chuck

There are some pictures on the Chilton site:-

but they are hard to find...


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