"My Computers"

This table shows the most significant computers that I have worked on (or been trained on) during since 1962. I will be fleshing out the basic information with pictures stories etc as time and material permits. Click on links for more details.


 

 

Dates

Approx Cost  

Disc Capacity

 

Computer

From To

GBP()

Memory

F-loppy
R-emoveable

Notes

 

   

 

 

 

 

LEO III

1962

1965

 

? x (40bit word)

Tape only

 Large British Mainframe

IBM/360-30

1965 1967  

16Kb

12x7Mb R

Medium Mainframe

EE KDF9

1968 1969  

16K x 48bit word

Tape only

Large British Mainframe

EE System 4

1968 1969

90,000>

64Kb

2 x 7Mb R

Re-badged RCA Mainframe

NCR Century

1969 1977

50,000>

16 to 256Kb

2 X 4Mb R

Small Mainframe

IBM/370-65

1972 1973

600,000>

640Kb

8 X 200Mb R

V Large mainframe (may have been 360/65)

NCR 605

1976 1977 

10,000>

64Kb

  All purpose mini

DEC PDP-8

1978 1980

5,000>

8Kb

2 x 200Kb F

The 'Original' mini

DEC PDP-11

1977 1996

8,000>

32Kb>

2 x 7Mb 1R

The 'Greatest' mini

IBM RS6000

1991 2005

5,000>

8Mb>

1Gb

IBM's first big UNIX success

DEC Rainbow

1984 1991

2,000>

64Kb>

2 x 400Kb F

DEC's PC - Commercial failure

Apricot

1986 1988  3,700>

256Kb>

20Mb

Good British PC

Compaq 386

1988 1994  5,000>

1Mb>

60Mb

Best of Breed

Radix(various)

1992 2015->

500-1,200

2mb-12Gb>

  Robin's own

Sony Portable

2000 2005  1,800

256Kb>

20Gb

Very reliable

Misc PCs

1990 2010       allsorts

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