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Title: Does anyone get nostalgic about yesterday's big-iron computers?
Post by: Aleksandrs Guba on November 04, 2009, 12:08:06 am
I've got the following link http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/rebuilding-the-ibm-1401 from my friend and get interested,- was there anything like that been made by NCR oldtimers or this is a privilege for IBM oldtimers only?

Any comments?

Aleksandrs


Title: Re: Does anyone get nostalgic about yesterday's big-iron computers?
Post by: wally on November 04, 2009, 10:28:40 am
Hi Aleksandrs,

the story about the IBM 1401 is very interesting. My father used to work on an IBM 1401 in the 1960s. The only museum I know, which does similar work is technikum29 in Germany.
http://www.technikum29.de/en/ (http://www.technikum29.de/en/)

As you already know, they have reconstructed the NCR 446 and put them back into working order. They have done the same with an UNIVAC 9400, which is also a mainframe from the 1960s.
http://www.technikum29.de/en/computer/univac9400.shtm (http://www.technikum29.de/en/computer/univac9400.shtm)

As far as a NCR mainframe is concerned, I haven't seen, that that has been done. But it would be nice, if somebody could find something in that direction.

Best regards Wally (Walter Meyer).