new find: an Intel MDS 800

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Sun Oct 31 07:51:09 2004

At 01:05 PM 10/30/04 -0400, you wrote:
>the very first MDS800 I worked on in 1977 was SD based and used ISIS (not
>ISIS-II). In fact, I even had the paper tape reader and punch to go with
>it. Company is long gone of course, but my memory lingers on.

   You go back further with these than I do. I've never found a copy of
plain ISIS or any paper tapes.

>When I spoke about the 8271, I was talking about the IOC board in the
>series II and was not talking about the MDS800 because it had no internal
>boards other than the bus board all the carded plugged into. The 8271 was
>not introduced until 1977 when the Series II was released. The MDS800 was
>released in 1975.

   How sure are you of these dates? I've been trying to find out exactly
when the various models were released but never found found anything that
was authoritative.

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