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
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Anniversary edition of the chip magazine
Our Cyber 960
We does some tests and find one stuck bit in communication between IOU and memory. Measured the communication channel with modern Lecroy scope.
All variable transformers had to be cleaned, now the power supply is stable again. We tested the currents through the transformers and diodes with the clamp ammeter.
A short video @youtube about the Cyber 960, you can hear the 400Hz and the fans.
Disassembled fan, bearings
Fan housing with field coils
Fan repair at the console CC545, we disassembled the engine and greased the bearings. Now we know that a second fan is installed, because the first one is now quiet.
The installation of the cables is completed, now we start troubleshooting.
interconnection cable CDC Cyber 960
Many thanks to Jerry, he sent us a new IOU to CPU cable.
Console CC545 disassembled
Our Cyber CC545 console urgently needed thorough cleaning. The picture tube works at 17500V so we don’t take any risks. The housing has also been repaired.
The IOU transformer had contact problems, we disassembled it and cleaned all contacts and surfaces.
CC545 dead start Cyber 960
CC545 edit dead start routine
The CDC Cyber 960 is alive, we can access the IOU, but the dead start fails.
A lot has happened in the last few weeks:
For the operation of the CDC 960 almost all devices are installed in our computer room.
The power distributor is rebuilt and equipped with new fuses, as well as the 400Hz cable from the generator and the 50Hz supply line within our room is laid and connected.
The 400Hz generator has been successfully tested.
Also from the Cray Y-MP EL there is something pleasing to report, we could read the urgently needed SCAN files from a defective original tape.
Here are some impressions:
QIC Tape Tension Band Replacement
The last few days have focused on preparations for the operation of the Cyber 960 and spatial planning.
960 Connection panel
Floor behind 960
Cleaning and lubricating the motor generator after a long period of non-operation.
Cabling up the Cray Y-MP EL, studying the manuals.
Cleaning the air filters of the Y-MP EL – left before, right afterwards…
Backup of IOS ROMs.
Test of UNICOS tapes.
Powering up the Y-MP EL.
Loading Cray YM-P EL and some CDC racks.
Unloading CDC Terminal.