Data General Eclipse S 200
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Large Mainframe Computer, that was part of EMI's early CAT scan system. The fixed disk held the reconstruction software for the scans, while the many disk platters also donated contain the patient images.
EMI's CT scanner factory was Data General's biggest customer for their Eclipse/Nova range of computers for several years. The DEC PDP mini computers were also widley used in the CT field.
This computer had been diverted to the research labs, and used for some different purpose. Possibly it was used developing software for a prototype MRI scanner or for X-ray therapy planning.
The original Cray-1 system used an Eclipse to act as a Maintenance and Control Unit (MCU). It was configured with two Ampex CRTs, an 80 MB Ampex disk drive, a thermal printer, and a 9-track tape drive. Its primary purpose was to download an image of either the Cray Operating System or customer engineering diagnostics at boot time. Once booted, it acted as a status and control console via RDOS station software.
Manufacturer: Data General
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