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For those 36bit freaks out there....

Unread postby R-ten-K » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:44 am

Memories! This a PeeCee running TOPS-20!

http://panda.com/tops-20/

For free TOPS-20 shell accounts, you can go to twenex.org!

Most excellent....
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Re: For those 36bit freaks out there....

Unread postby kshuff » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:18 am

R-ten-K wrote:Memories! This a PeeCee running TOPS-20!

http://panda.com/tops-20/

For free TOPS-20 shell accounts, you can go to twenex.org!

Most excellent....


The display panel on the machine is an obvious fake, they could have at least pictured a real one
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Unread postby R-ten-K » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:42 pm

Hum... I couldn't tell.

http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware ... ngling.jpg

Still, I think it is trés cool to have TOPS-20 running at home, I will try it out whenever I have some free time. I used that POS almost a lifetime ago ;-)
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Unread postby kshuff » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:46 pm

R-ten-K wrote:Hum... I couldn't tell.

http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware ... ngling.jpg

Still, I think it is trés cool to have TOPS-20 running at home, I will try it out whenever I have some free time. I used that POS almost a lifetime ago ;-)


It looks to me as if it were just cut and pasted into the expansion slot with Photoshop or something. Notice how the plate is nice and square and the blanking plates and cdrom have a very slight curvature to them. Just looks fake to my eye. I don't doubt they make a faceplate, but this doesn't look real.

And I agree, It'd be cool to have TOPS-20 running at home :)
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Spare Time Gizmos

Unread postby SAQ » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:46 pm

I haven't had any personal dealings with Spare Time Gizmos, but have talked to some people who did and they were very impressed with what they got (the last big thread was on the PDP-8 compatible micro, both with and without the optional front panel). I think Zane was behind the design of the panel- just a little somthing to make the KLH-10 emulator a bit more realish.

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Unread postby skywriter » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:43 am

i used to repair decsystem 10's and 20's (KL10's) at DEC. they were fun. and yeah alt.sys.pdp10 had emulators years ago.

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PDP/DECSYSTEM emulators

Unread postby SAQ » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:18 am

btw (I'm trying to be a bit less formal) you don't need the hardware to run the emulator, some people just think it looks neat.

http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/pdp10emu.html is Zane's list of PDP-10 emulators. He also has similar pages for other DEC systems and mainframes. Good read, good place to start.

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Unread postby foetz » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:01 am

oldschool :D

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Unread postby skywriter » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:13 am

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Unread postby R-ten-K » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:03 pm

skywriter wrote:i used to repair decsystem 10's and 20's (KL10's) at DEC. they were fun. and yeah alt.sys.pdp10 had emulators years ago.


Neat-O, I had the honor of being one of the last souls to use a DECSystem 2020 in the US, I think. It was controlling a specific machine for an experimental setup, and no one knew of a replacement so we used it. Since if it ain't broke don't fixit golden rule was in full effect. We had to fix it ourselves, because DEC had long given up on even pretending they wanted to support it. Plus we could not affor what DEC wanted for the maintenance contract. I learned a lot about computers "patching" that machine...
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Unread postby skywriter » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:41 pm

the 2020 was the KS-10. i might still be able to get one. at least i know someone that has it in storage somewhere. no more room for stuff though...

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Unread postby kshuff » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:03 pm

On a side note, whatever happened to the PUPS website? I used to have an account there, but have to admit its been quite some time since I was on the site. When did it go down? I see that Tim Shoppa's PDP-11 Archive site is still alive though, but hasn't been updated since Jan of 2000.
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Unread postby pentium » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:54 pm

Love the LED's. :D
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Unread postby R-ten-K » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:03 pm

kshuff wrote:On a side note, whatever happened to the PUPS website?


http://minnie.tuhs.org/PUPS/

Although that one hasn't been updated since 2001 either...

Here is a more general page:

http://www.aracnet.com/~healyzh/decemu.html
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Unread postby Glock » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:51 am

pentium wrote:Love the LED's. :D


If you're in serious need for a blinkenlights-fix, I recommend you check out the IMSAI 8080. Now that's old-school!

These things can go for about 10x as much as an Octane, on ebay. And that's just for a single-CPU version without graphics or sound-boards (S-100 bus), let alone the bus-multiplexer or interrupt-cards to build a multi-processor system (up to 6 CPU-boards) and run MP/M (a multi-user version of CP/M).

Great thing about these puppies, is that you had to build/assemble the system yourself. You'd get a slikscreened backplane with up to 21 S-100 connectors in a plastic bag (which totals +2200 solder points - sounds like fun?) and an even bigger bag of components for the PSU and the CPU & RAM-boards.

But that annodized aluminum case with plexi front, lots of toggle-switches and blinkenlights... oh boy I just wet my shorts...
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