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 on: July 10, 2018, 02:45:17 pm 
Started by heikobuss - Last post by lapham
I wasn't a century FE but worked in the Chicago Data Center where they had 2 Century 300's. I mainly took care of the phone line problems as they were on-line to banks in 8 states. I was 605 trained so also did the 621.s and 721's. I unstuck many CRAM units and dabbled/helped on other units. It was a big deal the day they installed a one meg memory unit - the size of 2 refrigerators. Compare that today  to a cell phone - cell has probably 100 times the computing power.

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 on: June 23, 2018, 03:50:22 pm 
Started by heikobuss - Last post by heikobuss
Hello,

I can't believe it - is there really not one Century Field Engineer all over the world able to tell us some storys from his daily work on the customers site?Huh

Heiko

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 on: March 19, 2018, 12:26:37 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by heikobuss
Hi Wally,

nice to hear from you again!

I read your scanned press release - you are right.

In 1981 IBM presented the first PC. The available processors on the market were the 8086, the 6502, the Z80, Motorola 68000 and others.

On the other hand: the NCR-605 was available and heavy used in several machines. He was (at this time) evolved to a 2-Board-processor and was much more powerful than the 8086, the 6502, the Z80, Motorola 68000 and others.

And: The I-Operating Systems, Compilers and other Software were available for the 605. I'm really wondering: Why did they  write a complete new OS for the I-8100-Series?

I know: this is only a "rhetorical question" ....

Best wishes
Heiko

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 on: March 10, 2018, 08:08:59 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by wally
Hi Heiko,

I don't believe it's a 605-CPU. The I-8100 systems were build around 3 distinct microprocessors.
When more features were added to the system, more micros were added.
But I don't know, if they used Intels or Motorolas. Couldn't find any detail info in the I-net.
The OS was IDPS and the programming was done with Cobol-74.

Regards Wally.

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 on: March 10, 2018, 12:44:47 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by heikobuss
Hello Miguel,

thanks for your effort and the nice pictures.

The processor, cage and boards looks for me as this is a 605 processor?

The owner wants to sale it?  Oh boy, good luck!

all the best
Heiko

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 on: March 07, 2018, 02:55:13 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by Miguel
It cost me effort to separate it from the wall, it weighs a lot.
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Original monitor
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Stabilizator. This was bought separately.
The cable is cut. I can not plug.
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The owner wants to put it up for sale.


Regards.

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 on: December 27, 2017, 11:19:56 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by heikobuss
Hello Miguel,

I like that!

Are you able to make photos from the inside of the processor cabinet? Pictures from the Plugin-Boards and so on?

Greetings Heiko

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 on: December 23, 2017, 12:54:13 pm 
Started by Miguel - Last post by Miguel
Hi from Canary Islands, Spain, my name is Miguel.
I want to show a computer that has been hidden in an office for years.
Single procesador system, 64K mem, flexible disk, 50 lpm tabletop matrix printer.
Made in Germany. Augsburg.
The computer cost 4000000 pesetas (Currency of Spain) in 1981. More than 28,000 dollars today.
The office is not yet ready to test the computer, but it worked when it was substituted for a 286 computer.
mail:  m987654321@hotmail.es

I hope you like it
























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 on: June 29, 2017, 02:07:42 pm 
Started by Chris - Last post by lapham
Searching found them for sale on Amazon for $100 each and also at this site for a lot less for volume 1, but volume 2 was $100. https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/incorruptible-cashier/
All hard copy not PDF.

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 on: March 13, 2017, 04:48:11 pm 
Started by Chris - Last post by Chris
Hi Guys,
            I am looking for a PDF copy of the book The Incorruptible Cashier. It Comes in two volumes.
Preferable for free.

Thank You

Chris Hegter

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