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

Duane Craps DBC1964 at cox.net
Fri Jul 9 11:09:48 UTC 2021


You could also send a question to the UNIVAC VIP club; an organization 
of retired UNIVAC employees:

VIP Club Home Page (vipclubmn.org) <http://vipclubmn.org/>

There is a comments and links selection on the left of their home page. 
They could put it out to their membership.


On 7/9/2021 12:36 AM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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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