[rescue] Ridge 32/330 up and running!

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Sun Mar 29 10:03:30 CDT 2015

On 03/29/15 01:17, Josh Dersch wrote:
> Hey all --
> Last summer I picked up a Ridge 32/330 that became available locally.  
> This is a fairly obscure early RISC machine intended to be a competitor 
> to the VAX, it uses a 32-bit CPU at 12.5Mhz built from discrete 
> components (spanning three large PCBs).  Mine's outfitted with 8mb of 
> ECC memory, Pertec, SMD and SCSI QIC controllers, and Ethernet.
> You can see some pictures of this beast at:
> https://plus.google.com/117997069161125071032/posts/JtsR3BokUxp?pid=6063976811386454738&oid=117997069161125071032
> I got it running late last year after rebuilding the QIC tape drive and 
> dealing with some intermittent failures due to a couple of low-quality 
> DIP sockets.  I now have a set of dedicated 20A circuits installed in my 
> basement so I can run it for longer periods of time without worrying 
> about burning my house down, so I'll be running it for the next couple 
> of weeks just for fun to keep the basement warm and run up my electrical 
> bill :).

Nice job!

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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