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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

THE PDP-10 AT DUNDEE UNIVERSITY - 1976

This monster machine is the mighty PDP-10 DEC computer being installed at Dundee University in 1976, replacing their previous one, the Elliot (ICL) 4130.
The PDP-10 was not only able to cope with the demands of all the university departments, it was also part of a larger network connected to other Scottish universities.
Impressive for its time, but not as impressive as Batman's computer in the Batcave. That was able to digest clues then let Batman know which shop The Penguin was about to raid!

3 comments:

  1. Was this in Park Place, or were they still in Springfield at that time?

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  2. The computer centre didnt move to Park Place until later. I remember punching my ALGOL-60 cards in Springfield when i went to the uni in 1976

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  3. Hey, I was a DEC PDP KL10 engineer and worked on that installation. We left the disk drives doing random seeks (from the KLAD pack) whilst we went to the pub. When we returned, they had walked to the hole in the floor where the floor tiles had been lifted, and fell in.

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