HP1000 F Series - System A

HP1000 F-series Complete Minicomputer System

This computer was installed on site at the Shell's Thornton Research Centre, from where it was disposed in early 2003 and is the twin of our first HP 1000.

This computer was installed in 1981. These computers were used to control the Engine Test Cells located in building 55 (ELMA) via a highway linked to a Honeywell TDC 2000 System.  This system acted as the interface between the engine control systems and the computer.  It ran on customised software based on one of the old languages and ran as a pair known as a Master and Slave arrangement with the Slave being a back up should the Master fail - which evidently it frequently did.  Autosense were taken over by Schenck who now are Horiba.

The system is a HP3350 Laboratory Automation Systems and consists of:
HP-1000 F Series Computer,
HP 12990B Memory Extender
HP 12979B 1/O Extender
HP 7970E Tape Drive
HP 7925 Disk Drives

HP 93550A I.O 48 pin switch modules
1xHP2608A printer,
3xHP2393A terminals,

This unit has been very kindly loaned (on a permanent basis) by Jim Austin of York - see http://www.computermuseum.org.uk/

Manufacturer: HP
Date: 1981

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HP1000 F Series - System A Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Artemis - Version 6.6 - Reference Manual Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1983
Artemis - System Managers Manual - Small Systems Metier Management Systems Ltd Jul 1983
Artemis - Information Processing and Reporting System User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Arrow) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Precedence) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986

Other Systems Related To HP1000 F Series - System A:

Item Manufacturer Date
HP1000 F Series - System B HP 1981
HP Jornada 820 HP 1998
HP Jornada 720 HP 2000
HP Jornada 568 HP 1st September 2001

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3763. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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