Burroughs Computers

From: Roger Ivie <IVIE_at_cc.usu.edu>
Date: Thu Sep 4 10:09:39 1997

> I have a lead on a computer, a Burroughs 6800, that is apparantly being
> kept in a store-room and not being used. It seems I should be able to get
> it if I asked. My question is - do I want it? Mostly I have limited
> myself to micros, as they are small and fit my own interests, but I have
> always been willing to accept larger systems. But as a result I know
> nothing about Burroughs - is this thing huge, or what?

It is huge. It is a mainframe size system. The one we used to have here
filled a large room.

> Is it rare, common,
> powerful or just dull?

The main thing about the line which includes the 6800 is that they are
stack machines, which is unusual. I don't know about the popularity of
the 6800 model, but Unisys still sells machines in that line (and they
are still stack machines, and can still execute 6800 code).

Roger Ivie
Received on Thu Sep 04 1997 - 10:09:39 BST

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