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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.

 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

 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.



Original monitor

Stabilizator. This was bought separately.
The cable is cut. I can not plug.


The owner wants to put it up for sale.


 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

 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.

I hope you like it

 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.
All hard copy not PDF.

 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

 on: January 05, 2017, 06:46:25 am 
Started by msjohnso - Last post by JimT
I love stories like that.  I have one that is a bit different.  I worked with a guy in memory design (in Rancho Bernardo) who was notorious for rejecting RFC's (Request For Change) out of hand.  It was on April 1st, and I decided to make a joke RFC.  This was in the late 70's or early 80's.  At the time I was the UM for some of the processors.  In that era we used a lot of tantalum capacitors, and they were very expensive.  I posed as an IE (Industrial Engineer), and I requested the removal of MANY tantalum cap's for a huge cost savings.  The savings was both material cost and power consumption.  I wrote it very professionally, and the name I used was D. C. Power.  He wrote a lengthy rejection without ever noticing that it was a joke.  I wish I had kept the document.

 on: January 04, 2017, 12:25:39 pm 
Started by msjohnso - Last post by heikobuss
I love it ... !

 on: January 03, 2017, 08:53:45 pm 
Started by msjohnso - Last post by msjohnso
Here's a story from NCR's Wichita, Kansas plant, which was the home of 8100, 8200, 9020, and 9100 computer system manufacturing in the 70's through 90's.

Every system was shipped with a QA 'squawk card' - a postcard where the installing tech, or the customer, could note any quality problems seen in installation or early operation. On one occasion in the late 1970's, a card was returned with the complaint "Two dead rats found in power supply."

The manufacturing QA manager of the time, Walt Shively, made a copy of the card and quickly penned a reply to the customer:

"Must be shipping damage - they were alive when they left here."

Two important facts:
1. The customer had a reasonably good sense of humor.
2. Walt had lots of friends at Corporate QA.

Without both of those things, he might very well have been out the door...

The Wichita facility, through mergers, acquisitions, and such, is now a NetApp engineering facility - but the last I knew, a brass-plate copy of the QA card with Walt's reply was still in the trophy case.

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