We started a library section on the web site today, with scanned manuals from our physical library.
One of our members writes about the Honeywell 6080 mainframe that was used by NORAD to compute the orbits of satellites in the 1970s. The FORTRAN IV code generated orbital elements that were stored on punch cards.
Our Cray J90 ("Jedi") was previously used by Brown University physicist Michael Kosterlitz to model exotic states of matter. Kosterlitz was just awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Boston University donated a SGI Onyx2.
Mike posts about our efforts to restore the Cray on his blog.
We received a donation of a PsiTech HFB 360-08 graphics system from the Rhode Island Computer Museum. This frame buffer connects directly to the Cray J916 processors via a HIPPI interface.
We've had a major upgrade to our electrical service which will allow us to power up machines such as the Cray J90 and IBM POWERserver 930.
We received a donation of a Cray Research J90 supercomputer from the Brown University Department of Physics.
We received a donation of QIC tapes including Symbolics 3600 Genera and MACSYMA, SGI Irix, and SunOS 3.0 software.
Due to increased Covid restrictions, we are temporarily cancelling our monthly open house.
We ran a 1998 copy of the Satellite Tool Kit v4.0 software on a vintage Unix workstation in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station.
We powered on the Symbolics 3630 lisp machine, and confirmed that the hardware works, and an operating system is installed. This will be a good machine to explore the lisp machine environment further in the future.
We powered up the Cray J90 and continued to work on running diagnostics from the I/O Subsystem.
We demonstrated a three node VAX 4000 DSSI based VMScluster and a VAXstation 4000 running DECwindows/Motif.
Worked on the PDP-12. Made a copy of the SKYLARK (Spacewar) source.