On 10/13/2016 9:01 AM, Rick Bensene wrote:
I'm curious what the Systems 32/77 is..
Wasn't Gould SEL? maybe an SEL system?
The 32/77-series was a 32-bit machine implemented in ECL, based on
earlier SEL designs, but is definitely Gould in design/manufacture.
Some of the machines in the series had a very powerful (for the time)
floating point unit (known as the IPU) that operated in tandem with the
main CPU that vastly increased the number-crunching power available
The machines were mainly intended for real-time control applications (as
used in the flight sim applications in the auction)
The machine ran a real-time executive called MPX-32.
More information: http://www.encore-support.com/htmls/32_77.htm
Years ago, I had some experience with these machines. They were quite
powerful for their time, and were also workhorses that just ran and ran.
Very robust design.
These are neat machines, and I hope that they end up in the hands of
someone that can care for them rather than ending up scrap.
The Old Calculator Museum
Well... with a momentary lapse of reason, I bought the Gould / SEL
system. It won't go to scrap.
No idea how I'm going to get it, and what I'm going to do with it, but
after reading about it last night,
I thought it might be fun to play with. We'll see...
Vintage computers and electronics