Agreed. But when they need X amount of Kv to run with no downtime, the prospect becomes absurd. So just seeing the hardware is better than never having seen it.The ground rules in #1 say that you don't bear the costs of powering, housing or maintenance. Seeing one in a museum isn't quite the same thing as using one.
Xerox Sigma 9 runing CP-V, with Fortran IV, BASIC, APL, Snobol, MetaSymbol, and of course Adventure (350 and 550 installed. OK, Cobol too. And Star Trek. Plus a Hazeltine 1500, a Hazeltine 2000, an ASR-33, and a DECwriter II (LA36), all connected with 300-baud modems (maybe one of the Hazeltines with a direct RS232 connection at 1200 baud).What mainframe would you like to have and why?
- ignoring costs of running the thing, and assuming you had the space for it and things?
What would you do with it? e.g. use it as the worlds most expensive clock
I never saw that, but I do recall guys who made a nest in the cable trays to grab catnaps.I had a boss who worked on SAGE as an operator. He said that a scorned-by-management practice was to put your lunch in a cabinet with the electronics to keep it nice and warm. Troubleshooting started with looking at all of the tube heaters to see if any weren't glowing...
How so? So far as I have seen it is stable and mature. Try it again. Since I have yet to do actual changes (coming), I suggest Kevin Jordan's NCC branch at git on which mine is based.Got an emulator for a CDC STAR-100 or ETA-10? Desktop CYBER is a bit buggy in my experience.
I read about that recently. I figured either PMTC or Vandenberg would be the final running production Cyber. I worked at PMTC a few miles Southeast from Vandenberg (Pt. Mugu is literally around the corner from Malibu, the literal corner).Hmmm - I am not sure where your "buggy" experience comes from.
It runs any and all 6000 and CYBER series operating systems including COS, SCOPE 3.1, KRONOS, NOS, NOS 2 and NOS/BE.
Desktop CYBER is being used for post-processing of telemetry data during rocket launches.
Oh well I am glad I have nothing to do with it anymore.
The LA-120 used to rawk. Wouldn't mind finding one.Xerox Sigma 9 runing CP-V, with Fortran IV, BASIC, APL, Snobol, MetaSymbol, and of course Adventure (350 and 550 installed. OK, Cobol too. And Star Trek. Plus a Hazeltine 1500, a Hazeltine 2000, an ASR-33, and a DECwriter II (LA36), all connected with 300-baud modems (maybe one of the Hazeltines with a direct RS232 connection at 1200 baud).
What would I use if for? Playing Adventure on the Hazeltine terminals The rest is just for demonstration.