Cooperation agreement between the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and the State Archives of Bavaria
Author: Ralf Neumann
CDC Cyber 180/830 setup
Now we get ready for install our first “production” System and 400Hz power supply.
Finally the Cray-Cyber project continues.
We have moved the first computers to our new showroom and storage room.
Many thanks to the UniBw for the active support and endurance.
The Last CDC Cyber 180/960 Mainframes, a 39-year era comes to an end
The colleagues in Vandenberg (USA) have shut down their 960 forever in June 2021.
I really hope we get our 960 back in service. At the moment it doesn’t look bad, our small data center doesn’t have a suitable power connection. However, the new building is almost finished, only small things are missing.
Cray YMP-EL start up after VCFe 2018
Last year we mainly took care of the CDC 960. It’s time to continue with the small Cray.
The Cray is running, I am very happy that there was no bigger problem. Now we can take care of the UNICOS and the network.
IBM 360-65 and 360-44 Operator Consoles
We got two IBM consoles.
From the IBM 360-65 and the 360-44, the special thing about the 44 is that it is labeled in German.
Thanks Wolfgang Kainz- Huber for the quick reaction and the organization.
In the future we will probably build a 360 emulation with a RaspberryPI to make the consoles “blink”.
Vintage Computer Festival Europe 20.0
Yes, it’s VCFe again! This time we are not represented with an exhibition. But there will be a lecture on Cray-Cyber on Saturday. Generally Saturday, Wolfgang Stief continues his lecture series on Cray with the Cray 3, unconditional recommendation.
Program VCFe 20.0: http://www.vcfe.org/D/VCF.html
Lecture Cray-Cyber: http://www.vcfe.org/D/Vortraege.html#11
Lecture Cray 3: http://www.vcfe.org/D/Vortraege.html#2
VCFe 20.0 http://www.vcfe.org/D
960 Foam removed
Our 960 covered the room with small pieces of sticky foam. Oli and I removed the acoustic foam from the hood. Now we still have to clean the 960 and our room.
Here are some impressions of the work.
Paul Allen died very suddenly seven days ago.
That was very close to me, although I never met Him personally. I followed his projects like the “living computers museum + labs” with interest and respect.
Our member Gerard van der Grinten was personally on site in Seattle to help with the start-up and repair of the CDC 6500.
The world has lost a great man, he has moved so much.
My condolences to Paul Allen’s family and friends.
Cray-Cyber at the German magazine Chip.
We are proud to be represented with the Computermuseum München in the 40th anniversary issue of Chip. Over 6 pages you can learn more about us and our Cyber 960. We would like to thank the Chip for making this possible. More of the magazine chip under www.chip.de, at chip-kiosk.de you can buy it.
Anniversary edition of the chip magazine