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NCR Computers of the 20th Century => Minicomputers => Topic started by: Miguel on December 23, 2017, 12:54:13 pm



Title: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: Miguel on December 23, 2017, 12:54:13 pm
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

(https://preview.ibb.co/ehOfLR/torref.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/eu6NZm/torrel.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/nst2Zm/monitor.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/bYNwum/kb.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/gMdVLR/impresora.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/i88an6/manual.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/jw7CZm/manual2.gif)


(https://preview.ibb.co/ktrvn6/disk8.gif)


Title: Re: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: heikobuss on December 27, 2017, 11:19:56 pm
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


Title: Re: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: Miguel on March 07, 2018, 02:55:13 pm
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.


Title: Re: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: heikobuss on March 10, 2018, 12:44:47 pm
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


Title: Re: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: wally on March 10, 2018, 08:08:59 pm
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.


Title: Re: NCR 8130 (1981) Photos
Post by: heikobuss on March 19, 2018, 12:26:37 pm
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