new find: another HP 1000!

From: Ron Hudson <>
Date: Mon Nov 1 22:33:03 2004

On Nov 1, 2004, at 7:29 PM, Jay West wrote:

> Joe wrote...
>> 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.
> I'm not an expert on the F series, but as I understand it I think the
> above options are standard on the F? But anyways, that's pretty much
> loaded with everything I've heard of.
>> Sets G and H are something called RTE-6/VM Operating
>> System EMA/VMA Firmware.
> Sweet... I have a couple sets of that firmware too. Means you can run
> RTE-6/VM. I'm gonna have to pull out those manuals some day :) But
> then, I've never been a huge fan of RTE from what I saw of it. I like
> something more "general purpose". HP-IPL/OS looks promising. Or maybe
> I'll play around and write something new, perhaps modled after primos.
> Great catch in any case Joe.

Would RTE be used in batch mode, with punched cards? Would it run with
one of the flat
cartridge disk drives (1 platter in a flat round case)?

> Jay
Received on Mon Nov 01 2004 - 22:33:03 GMT

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