[Beowulf] A press release

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Fri Jul 11 04:32:01 EDT 2008


Gerry Creager wrote:

> I recounted my experience with an old HP system where the boot-loader
> was toggled in on front panel switches and the OS was loaded with
> paper tape. 

Yep, we had a similar one in highschool - a Danish RC7000 with 32K of
genuine core-memory, papertape and three terminals.  Later on (probably
early 1980s) I'm pretty certain I encountered a somewhat bigger Texas
Instruments machine, but with front panel toggle switches too.


/Per Jessen, Zürich

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