On 10/13/16 8:34 PM, Bob Rosenbloom wrote:

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.

Rick Bensene
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...

Very nice! Glad it's not going to scrappers, I was seriously debating bidding on one of the two systems but I just don't have the room. I'd love to see pictures of this thing once you manage to get it back to your place.

- Josh


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