[rescue] Finding antique machines

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Wed Apr 18 00:18:19 CDT 2007

John Francini writes ...
> And for the large DEC iron fans, the RCRI also has a DECsystem-10 CPU 
> (model KL-1090, in the high-boy cabinets). Some photos here: 
> <http://www.columbia.edu/acis/history/pdp10.html>
> Boy, I wish I had the power, cooling, and $$$$ to bring one of those 
> beasties back to life.  Yes, I can run the OSes (TOPS-10, TOPS-20, 
> ITS, etc.) any time I want on the KLH-10 emulator -- considerably 
> faster than running them on the original iron -- but that's not the 
> point.  There's nothing like the real thing.

And those things could handle a _lot_ of activity without breaking a sweat,
too.  Remember when CompuServe was handling three million members with a
bunch of hopped-up TOPS-10 machines?


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