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Please remember to sign them! :-) Thanks! Jnc (talk) 13:56, 9 July 2019 (CEST)

MC configuration

So I'm trying to work out MC's configuration. (I know, I know, I could look in CONFIG >, but I'm lazy.) Here's what I remember/can work out:

  • 8 MF10's
  • (later) An Ampex? 'external' memory box was added
  • 3 RP04's
  • So, therefore, some sort of MASSBUS controller, but since it was a KL10 Model A, not an RH20; probably an RH10
  • That would have needed a DF10
  • A TM10 of some sort; dunno if that had a separate DF10, or shared the one the RH10 used
  • Some sort of high-end DEC magtape drive
  • A DL10
  • Later, first one, and then a second Trident drive, attached to the DL10 PDP-11
  • The front-end -11 had a bunch of serial lines, probably a DH11
  • CHAOSNET eventually on the DL10 PDP-11
  • I'm not sure why they initially acquired the DL10+PDP-11 (i.e. what it did to begin with); probably more serial lines

Well, that's a start. Jnc (talk) 17:09, 12 April 2021 (CEST)

I have tried to summarize changes to CONFIG > for all machines over the years:
Most of what you wrote seems spot on. I can see there was a third T-300. Yes, initially the DL10 front end was just a normal DC76 handling terminals. Larsbrinkhoff (talk) 17:29, 12 April 2021 (CEST)
Where is CONFIG > now? I looked here but it doesn't seem to be there. Jnc (talk) 17:47, 12 April 2021 (CEST)