What did Ampex make that used core memory?

From: Enrico Badella <enrico.badella_at_softstar.it>
Date: Thu Dec 2 16:54:49 1999

Joe wrote:
> I picked up a core memory board today that was made by Ampex's Memory
> Products Division. The date code is 8010 and the ICs are dated 1979 so it
> was probably made in early 1980. The sticker on the board sasy that it's a
> 32K x 18 memory. The board is BIG, 11 x 14 inches and has assemble number
> 3293212-01. Does anyone have an idea of what it's for?

Probably it is from some 360/370 compatible or add on memory. In the early 80s
I remember finding in a junk yard a bunch of red Ampex cabinets containing
core memory and lots of xTL ICs. At that time I was more interested in
salvaging ICs to build my things than collecting retro HW. I really
regret not having pickup up any of the core boards. In that place there
were also a bunch od disk drive that look like RM03s


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