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Dec 28, 2013, 10:37:20 AM (6 years ago)
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heribert
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Ergänzungen zur IBM 1130, Änderungen zur Gamma 3

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  • en/computer/gamma3.php

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    88    <h2>A first generation tube calculator: <b>BULL GAMMA 3</b></h2>
    99
    10     <div class="box left clear-after">
     10    <div class="box left">
    1111      <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/bull-gamma-3.jpg"
    1212           alt="The BULL GAMMA 3, closed state" width="156" height="210" />
    13       <p class="bildtext">
     13                   </div>
     14     
     15                <p>
    1416        The BULL GAMMA 3 was build since 1952. At these days, such devices were
    1517        called "electronically calculating device" (original translation
     
    1820        <br/>The device could be connected to several punchcard devices, for
    1921        example the <a href="tabulating-machine.php">Tabulating Machine BS</a>,
    20         to the card copier PRD or to the ULP puncher.
     22        to the card copier PRD or to the ULP puncher.<br><br>
     23                The former director of the BULL company, Pierre Letort, described in the magazine "Arts et Manufactures", No. 22, dated June 1953, the operation of the GAMMA 3:<br>
     24               
     25                <blockquote>"In its current configuration, the computer acts as an extension unit for the
     26punched card machine it is connected to. The cards are read in the reader
     27station which transmits data to the computer.<br> The computer in turn performs all
     28necessary calculations and transmits the results back to the punched card
     29machine which will print or punch these values. Regardless of the task, the
     30computer is so fast that there is no visible delay caused by the calculations".</blockquote>
    2131      </p>
    22       <!--
    23         Blabla-Gelaber (Blindzitat von
    24         http://www.computerwoche.de/heftarchiv/1981/27/1186613/
    25         Pierre Letrot in "Arts et Manufactures") soll spaeter mal uebersetzt
    26         werden.
    27       -->
    28       <p>
     32 
     33         <div class="desc-left auto-bildbreite borderless no-copyright">
     34<a class="popup" href="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/bull-gamma3.jpg">
     35                <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/bull-gamma3.jpg" alt="BULL Gamma 3" width="350" height="292" /></a>     
     36                <div class="bildtext"> 
     37        <p><b>Tubes over Tubes: BULL GAMMA 3</b></p> <a class="popup" href="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/bull-gamma3.jpg"> enlarge picture</a>
     38       
     39        </div></div>
     40         
     41        <p>
     42        The modules could be folded out, hence the calculator is quite
     43        service friendly. Two big fans circulate fresh air thorught the
     44        case.
     45                 <br/>When this calculator is connected to our BULL Tabulating Machine,
     46        all the information from the papertape reader brushes are directly
     47        transfered to the GAMMA 3. Thus programs and data can be manipulated
     48        directly by the GAMMA 3. The output is transfered back to the
     49        printing unit from the Tabulating Machine.<br>
    2950        Our GAMMA 3 installation is fully equipped and features seven
    3051        <a href="storage-media.php">delay line memory units</a> with a capacity
     
    3758        punchcard auxillary devices. A thyratron tube is capable of saving
    3859        temporary digital states.
    39       </p>
    40     </div>
     60                </p>
     61               
     62                <br><br>
     63               
     64         <div class="desc-left auto-bildbreite borderless">
     65                <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/gamma-3-netzteil.jpg" alt="BULL GAMMA 3 Netzteil" width="350" height="527" />
     66               
     67                </div>
     68     
     69
     70      </p>On the left you can see a part of the big power supply.<br>
     71     
    4172   
    42     <div class="box center auto-bildbreite">
    43         <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/bull-gamma3.jpg"
    44              alt="BULL GAMMA 3 Innen" width="692" height="565" />
    45             <p class="bildtext"><b>Tubes over Tubes: BULL Gamma 3</b></p>
    46         </div>
    47        
    48         <p>
    49         The modules could be folded out, hence the calculator is quite
    50         service friendly. Two big fans circulate fresh air thorught the
    51         case. On the left you can see a part of the big power supply &ndash;
    52         39 fuses keep the electric circuits seperated for additional security.
    53 
    54         <br/>When this calculator is connected to our BULL Tabulating Machine,
    55         all the information from the papertape reader brushes are directly
    56         transfered to the GAMMA 3. Thus programs and data can be manipulated
    57         directly by the GAMMA 3. The output is transfered back to the
    58         printing unit from the Tabulating Machine.
    59     </p>
    60 
    61     <div class="box left clear-after">
    62       <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/gamma-3-netzteil.jpg"
    63         alt="BULL GAMMA 3 power supply" width="350" height="527" />
    64       <p class="bildtext">
    65         This picture displays the monster power supply. Comparing to this,
     73          <br>
     74        This picture displays the monster power supply. 39 fuses keep the electric circuits seperated for additional security. Comparing to this,
    6675        you can possibly imagine how power supplies of very big tube
    6776        calculators looked like! <!-- stupid-mode... -->
     
    8089        At the left side you see dozens of electrolytic capacitors.
    8190      </p>
    82     </div>
     91   
  • en/computer/ibm1130.php

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    77?>
    88   
    9         <h2><b>IBM 1130</b>    Computing System</h2>
     9        <h2 id="ibm1130"><b>IBM 1130</b>  &nbsp;  Computing System</h2>
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    1111    <div class="box center clear-after">
  • en/computer/punchcard.php

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    112112            <b>IBM 514</b></p>
    113113                       
    114                         <p>......will be translated soon</p>
    115                         <p>Seit Dezember 2013 im technikum29: Gigantisch groß und gigantisch schwer, der Lochkartendoppler von IBM aus den 50er Jahren. Dieses stattliche Gerät war nur dazu da um Lochkarten zu duplizieren. Natürlich sind auch noch ein paar zusätzliche Funktionen vorhanden.<br>
    116                         Durch die starke mechanische Beanspruchung der Lochkarten während des täglichen Betriebes mussten diese nach einer gewissen Zeit erneuert werden. Der Doppler kann jedoch die Karten nicht gleichzeitig beschriften. Dazu war dann ein Lochschriftübersetzer wie z.B. der IBM 548 notwendig (siehe weiter unten).</p>
     114                        <p>New in December 2013: Huge and incredibly heavy - an IBM card doubler from the
     1151950s. This grand machine's purpose was just to copy punched cards or to
     116'double' them. Due to the stress of handling, punched cards had to be copied
     117regularly.
     118<br>Of course, there are some additional functions implemented, although
     119there is no function to print plaintext on the card, which would have been a
     120nice feature, but this is where the IBM 548 translator comes into play.
     121A more detailed description will follow soon.</p>
    117122                        </div>
    118123       
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