BBN and SMS pictures.

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Fri Dec 3 19:22:08 2004

At 03:24 PM 11/24/04 -0500, Michael Thompson wrote:
>At 02:02 PM 11/19/2004 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
>> Here are some pictures of SOME of the stuff that I got last weekend.
>Besides a huge box of manuals that I've sent to Al, I found five BBN
>computers and I'm attempting to rescue enough of one to make a workable
>system for Tom Uban. Plus all the cards out of the other ones for him for
>spares. The BBN chassis is just too big to deal with but I got ALL the
>cables, the complete PSU (on the back panel!), the multibus card cage (and
>all the MB cards) and the switch card that lets all the CPUs talk to all
>the other CPUs. The BBN CPUs are odd in that they don't plug into a socket
>so the card cage isn't absolutely necessary. All the power and signals go
>through connectors on the front of the card. Warning: this is a SCRAP
>place and some of it isn't pretty!
>I designed the Multibus backplane in that BBN machine about 20 years ago.

  Neato! Do you remember what those BBNs were used for or were the
Multibus chassis used in all BBNs? IIRC the MB backplane in these was made
by Mupac.

Received on Fri Dec 03 2004 - 19:22:08 GMT

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