[vcf-midatlantic] Sperry Univac Core - Which computer and Capacity?

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 04:36:21 UTC 2021


I'm good, Duane and David Gesswein got me what I needed to
know, thanks.

On 7/7/2021 3:11 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 1:04 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
>> Doug Crawford and his Univac Core stack:
>>
>>> I'm not finding anything thing relevant on web searches, internet
>>> archive, or any recent sales on ebay.
>>> Any recommendations on where else to look?
>>
>> Doug, here's my recommendation, and it's posted in public for purpose.
>>
>> I suggest you photograph and describe whatever core thingy you have, as
>> best you can; and either create a Web page about it or find someone to
>> create a Web page for you (but creating a page isn't too awful). Then
>> host it on a vintage computing relevant Web site. And, please, update it
>> as you find more information.
>>
>> I myself run a Web domain for vintage computing with traditional Web
>> pages. So I eat what I recommend. But Univac is too old and the wrong
>> brand for my site, sorry. I imagine there's other Web sites where Univac
>> content exists; maybe, core-memory content. Ask at those sites.
>>
>>
>>
> I know Doug already knows this, but to anyone who does not...As owner of
> vintagecomputer.net, I second Herb's view on how to solicit solutions to
> obscure problems.  Posting a page of your own will attract random searches
> and responses.  I get contacted daily about old articles and photos
> I posted on my site even 15 years ago.  People supply info and suggestions,
> questions, stories, etc.  I have learned a lot by simply starting a lot of
> little snowballs and letting them roll.  I try to faithfully update the
> articles with these updates and let the persons who provided them know /
> give credit.
> 
> One can also post onto the old vintage-computer.com/vcforum if you don't
> want to make or have a web site but you never know when the hatchet will
> fall and the site disappears.  Just happened to cbm-hackers.  Remember our
> old Yahoo forum?  Agreed that social media posts are only good for
> immediate response and results, some solutions take more time than Twitter
> and Facebook allow.
> 
> The web in one form or another *will* be here after we're all
> gone, individual sites hopefully will be archived, but it's a race against
> time in this hobby. The people who actually worked with this core board and
> remember it are probably few.
> 
> Suggestion - Check Datamation magazine from the early 70's...you may find a
> review on the board in there.
> 
> BIll
> 


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