Retro Computer Porn

The HP 5550 – it looks like it tried to be portable. It was a tabletop machine with display, printer, cassette storage, etc.

HP 5550
HP 5550

A Tektronix 564B Storage Oscilloscope. That’s analog storage at 10MHz. Consider you cn purchase a RIGOL Digital scope for about $400 now that’s 50MHz out of the box and with a small change you can turn it into a 100MHz scope.

Tektronix 564B
Tektronix 564B

The Interdata Model 4. Note the media device. That looks like it could read punched paper tape.

Interdata Model 4
Interdata Model 4

A Data General that is what I believe is a Nova. The DG machine has an interesting history. It’s shares some elements with the DEC PDP-8 , and was designed by a team lead by Ed DeCastro.

DG Nova
DG Nova

Here is another Data General system, the Eclipse. For those who are familiar with DEC’s PDP-11 and VAX systems, this was DG’s answer. The Eclipse MV/9600 I managed had no programming console like this example, had brown and tan cabinets, and everything was done throgh a system console with full keyboard and display. The 9600 was a 32 bit machine. The example below is the 16 bit version.

DG Eclipse
DG Eclipse
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