Convergent Technologies

From: McFadden, Mike <>
Date: Wed Nov 10 11:21:36 1999

I just acquired 3 convergent technologies computers. They are a series of
modules that plug together, each module is the size of a very thick book.
They have external power supplies with a 2 foot long cable with snap
connectors to connect power supply to module. The modules plus together
along the side and a latch locks the connection. No tools needed to
add/remove memory. The computers power up and LED's come on. The
information I got from the web doesn't say what kind of CPU chip was used,
what the computers were designed for and if they are still supported. From
several web searches I think these machines ran CTOS which was dropped by

The date on the inside of the cases is 1983 and 1984.
Module 1 CPU with 3 extra memory modules, one labeled datapoint, one
convergent tech, one burroughs
Module 2 Hard disk 10MB ST225
Module 3 5 1/4 floppy drive

Module 1 CPU
Module 2 hard disk 90MB
Module 3 5 1/4 floppy
Module 4 40-60 MB tape drive

I picked up 8 power supplies, and 10-20 cables, no manuals. One cable has
two right angle db9 connectors that seem to be made to connect "cluster
controller" connector in the side of the CPU. Other looks like terminal
cable. Does anyone know what kind of terminal would work? Any other
information would be appreciated.
Mike McFadden
Received on Wed Nov 10 1999 - 11:21:36 GMT

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