[rescue] Living computer museum & labs

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 19:12:37 CDT 2020

> Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 17:39:38 -0400
> From: John Francini <francini at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Living computer museum & labs
> Hi Dave,
> Thanks for the invite - some day I might make it down there, seeing as I
> cut
> my teeth programming a PDP-8/e running TSS/8, but many of my DEC employee
> days
> were spent working on their 36-bit iron.

I have one of the KS10s from the RICM in my cellar. It will boot from the
RP06 and I have packs for TOPS10 7.04 and TOPS20 4.1. I need to make an ITS
pack for it. I haven't gotten the RM03 to work on it yet.


I also have a Massbus Disk/Tape Emulator kit, courtesy of the LCM & L. I
need to assemble a Linux PC, install the PCIe FPGA board, connect the level
translator box and see if it works. If it works I can configure a string of
emulated disks and build the disk images using SIMH. The MDE can
emulate disks or tapes. Since the TU45s are not so reliable, using the
MDE as a tape to build real disk packs would make the task a little easier.
I retired today so should have some time for projects like this.

Michael Thompson

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