[rescue] Odd duck
patrick at zill.net
Tue Mar 13 11:57:50 CDT 2018
I think it would be pretty interesting to see what the hardware could do, even today, were it at the LSSM.
There is plenty of C code that could be tried out on it, like a ray tracing program, fractal explorer, etc. I am sure.
The Propeller chip is 8 simple chips each with 2KB local RAM, pretty similar (but limited to 8 cores total, not 4096) https://www.parallax.com/product/p8x32a-d40 ; still used today for embedded applications.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Patoray" <mspproductions at gmail.com>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:47:18 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: [rescue] Odd duck
Yes the LSSM would be a good home for it. If it can be made to run again,
it will run. And people will be able to visit it and use it.
It looks like it came form Kent state, so if it goes to the LSSM, it will
be close to where it had lived previously.
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Bob Darlington <rdarlington at gmail.com>
> It's in Los Alamos, NM, and I believe Shannon is leaning toward Dave's
> museum. He can come get my sgi stuff as well. And this is from a
> university, not the national lab.
> On Mar 12, 2018 11:14 PM, "Bob Darlington" <rdarlington at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > My friend sent me a letter asking if I was interested in some oddball
> > stuff. Have any of you guys ever worked with anything like this? Is
> > a place this stuff should go to live in a forever home?
> > I was able to donate 2 of the the 3 computers to museums. I have 1
> Zephyr Wavetracer Model 8 "personal supercomputers." With them, I have
> boards, cables, and some additional hardware, software, and can reproduce
> manuals upon request. One of the ones pictured is now at the Computer
> Museum in Mountain View, CA
> > For images of the boards and the system you can download the zip at
> > The general organization for the images is this:
> > Picture of external storage box with the label visible
> > Picture of front of board, followed by optional close-ups
> > Picture of rear of board, followed by optional close-ups, esp. of any
> > There is a picture of the 1 U Windows server that I am working to get
> software off of. So the answer to the software is that there is a good
> once I overcome the forgotten account credentials.
> > There are pictures of all three Zephyrs side by side (2 available), a
> close-up of the front, rear, and then pictures of the wooden bases for the
> > Would you be interested in acquiring any of the offered hardware? They
> boot and work in 2010, when they were last tested. They have one of the
> elegant assemblers for creating multi-dimensional matrices, with the C^n
> language. The Processing Elements (PEs) are connected to their immediate
> neighbors with a Taurus-like wrap around on the boards.
> > -Bob
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