Masscomp computers?

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Sat Nov 27 13:10:34 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 23:53 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
> Mine has a sticker on the back but the model number on it is totally
> meaningless. I decided that it's a MC5600 based on the number of CPUs and
> number of card slots and the physical description of the machine. FWIW this
> one is a rack mount version and there's almost no mention of it in the
> manuals except in the installation manual.

Right, I had about 5 minutes to look at our Masscomp earlier...
hopefully will have more time tomorrow.

It's got a Micropolis 8" hard disk in the base, which is something (not
much use without given we have no install media for it!). Also a QIC
tape drive and a floppy drive at the front.

Cards labelled on the edges as follows:


No Ethernet board unfortunately. FPP is presumably a floating point
board? No idea about APU. DSD I'm guessing does the floppy/tape/hard

I haven't tried/bothered pulling boards yet.

I still need to find the keyboard / mouse for it before I can justify
spending any time trying to get it running, of course (anyone have an
image of what the keyboard and mouse look like so I know what to look


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