new find: another HP 1000!

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Mon Nov 1 15:09:34 2004

   I know it's bad form to answer one's own question but I've been
researching the HP 1000 and found some interesting items. First it appears
that this one has had the HP 12823F F series Enhancement/Upgrade Kit
installed. The kit consist of three parts; (1) Base Instruction Set upgrade
(ROMs 012117-80016, 80017 and 80018 on the CPU card). (2) Scientific
Instruction Set (ROM set A on the FEM board). (3) Fast Fortran Processor
Set (Set B on the FEM board). Set C on the FEM board is the Vector
Instruction Set. Sets G and H are something called RTE-6/VM Operating
System EMA/VMA Firmware. This is looking more and more like a LOADED machine!


At 02:29 PM 11/1/04 -0500, I wrote:
> The FEM board has five sets of ROMs. Here's the list: Set A: 5180-0141
>Unmarked 5180-0143. Set B: 12883-80019 12823-80020 12823-80021. Set C:
>12824-80007 12824-80008 12824-80009. Sets D, E and F are empty. Set G:
>92084-80004 92084-80005 92084-80006. Set H: 92084-80001 92084-80002
> Can you tell me what these are for? Don't forget that this is an F
>series and has the FPU so they may be for it.
> No FAB board.
> The Boot ROMs are PN: 5081-2361, 12992-80005, 1816-0857 and 1816-0962.
>According to the ROM manual the first two are the 7900/7905 Standard Boot
>Loader and CS/80 Disk Boot Loader. I couldn't find a match on the PNs for
>the other two. Looking inside the front panel it looks like the ROMs are:
>791(unreadable), console, 7914 Disk and 7970 Tape. It looks like they're in
>the wrong order. It's not surprising, the markings have been crossed out
>and written over several times.
> Also found out last night that this one has the High-Performace Memory
>cards (12749H) and HP Memory Controller (2102E). Also I set the system up
>today and ran the memory test. Everything works perfectly.
> Joe
>At 08:02 PM 10/30/04 -0500, you wrote:
>>Joe R> wrote...
>>> I checked and the
>>> CPU section has a DCPC card, Memory Protect Bd, Mem Bd, four 256KW memory
>>> cards and a 2102E Memory Controller. The IO side is full of cards.
>>What's more interesting than the cards, is the firmware chips on the FEM
>>board, and on the FAB board underneath the cpu card (if it has one).
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