Free IBM system/1(?) in eastern US.
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Tue Nov 22 13:31:36 CST 2016
On 11/22/2016 10:09 AM, william degnan wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 2:31 AM, Guy Sotomayor Jr<ggs at shiresoft.com>
>> > >The IBM Series/1 was introduced in 1976 and withdrawn in 1988. There
>> > >originally 2 models and another 2 models were added later...
Ultimate's Pick implementation for the IBM mainframe had a channel
attached Series One with serial channels available for communications to
IBM 3151 ASCII terminals. if you ran the usual pile that IBM had, there
was a program that ran in the Series one that put up a screen similar to
a 3270 on each 3151 terminal, and acted much like a 3270 terminal, but
with Ascii terminals and using cursor control and the like to do the
A standalone controller, the 7171 also did that as well.
On the 9121 mainframes there was a 68000 equipped board and subsystem
called the Hyfas that did the same directly from boards in the 9121 chassis.
IBM disclosed Ultimate on a method to bypass the 3270 software and do
direct I/O for byte I/O to use the terminals on all three of these
subsystems like direct attached Ascii terminals.
Also there was a Pick Series one implementation by Pick Blue in Seattle.
I also know that some number of Sears Roebuck stores had Series One
systems for their POS control in each store up to the end of life of
pretty much a real Sears chain, and the product. There was a large
flood of systems at the time that the IBM POS systems were converted to
some other backend system (I didn't track what the replacement
I've not set foot in a Sears store in 30 years due to them screwing me
in 1976, so don't know much about any of their gear since, but I am
pretty sure on the Series One from some people who acquired systems at
that time, in the early 90s.
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